Man Utd: West Ham move for Jesse Lingard to replace Said Benrahma | american football

Jesse Lingard has left boys’ club Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

David Moyes is reportedly determined to re-sign Jesse Lingard to West Ham following the attacking midfielder’s departure from Manchester United.

The Sun also reports that the manager is also keen to fire several players he doesn’t think are good enough for the Irons, with Said Benrahma facing the chopping block.

Lingard was loaned to West Ham for the second half of the 2020/21 season after falling out of favor with then United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer, and would make a huge impact, scoring nine and providing five assists in just 16 appearances for East London club.

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Said Benrahma’s form for West Ham was very mixed (Picture: Getty)

He was linked with a permanent move to the London Stadium last summer, as well as to Newcastle in January, but ended up staying at Old Trafford, although he made rare appearances during his last campaign with his youth club.

It’s no surprise that Moyes is still interested in acquiring the 29-year-old free agent, as while West Ham had another great season under the Scot, a lack of firepower meant the side went without at a crucial point in the game. steam settled. year.

At one point it looked like the Irons could compete for the top four, but after failing to sign an attacker in January, the goals dried up and United were picked to sixth in the league, while they were also beaten out of the Europa. League semifinals by eventual winners Frankfurt.

This has prompted Moyes to re-evaluate his entire squad over the summer, and several players could be eliminated with striker Benrahma at risk of being sold.

The 26-year-old’s form has been hot and cold for West Ham since moving there from Brentford two years ago and a total of 11 goals and six assists from 48 games may not be enough to save the Algerian international.

But one player Moyes will be determined to keep this summer is star midfielder Declan Rice, who is still linked with a transfer after being turned down a new long-term contract worth £200,000 a week.

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