West Ham coach David Moyes admits he feels bad for Jesse Lingard, who shined on loan with Hammers last season. Moyes, by his own admittance, hates to see the midfielder continue to struggle for minutes, game time, at Manchester United.
West Ham benefitted from Lingard’s loan spell last season in the Premier League (after potential football transfers for the outcast). The midfielder scored as many as 9 crucial times in 16 appearances and helped the Hammers to a sixth-place finish.
This season, West Ham currently sit fourth in the Premier League standings, meaning three points ahead of even Manchester United.
West Ham Coach David Moyes Admits He Feels Bad for Jesse Lingard
Unfortunately, instead of continuing his loan with the high-placing Hammers (football news), Jesse Lingard is stuck with owners Manchester United.
And as such, the talented, young midfielder has featured just 11 times for United this season.
“I can’t really talk about him because he’s a Manchester United player and it’s not for me to talk,” said Moyes.
“But he was really good for us. Jesse knows what we all think of him here. My disappointment for Jesse would be, I think he’s such a talented football player and he’s not playing.
“He played a big part in our second half of last season. But you’d have to give credit to the players here, they’ve moved on without Jesse.
“People might have thought Jesse made a difference here. But the players have moved on and stepped to another level themselves. But I’ve got to say, Jesse was a big part of that.”