MANCHESTER UNITED declined to include a permanent transfer release clause by allowing Jesse Lingard to join West Ham, according to reports.
The English midfielder has enjoyed a rich vein in a way since joining Hammers on loan in January.
Lingard, 28, played only three times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played in the EFL and FA Cup.
Now he has scored three times in his four Premier League games for West Ham under former coach David Moyes.
Lingard he is also helping to lead his team’s attack towards a shocking European finish.
However, the task of getting a permanent contract with Lingard at the end of the season is likely to be difficult.
Lingard’s form will likely increase in value, although he returns to Old Trafford with only a year left on his £ 100,000 contract a week.
The player played 210 games for Manchester United, but was found to be in surplus for the demands this season.
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He told BBC Sport: “It’s brilliant, the guys liked me. I adapted very quickly.
“I am playing every game with a smile and enjoying my football and that is the most important thing.
“Everyone has the same mentality and goal for the end of the season and the same goals.
“We don’t look at the table very much and we will face it game by game, but this is a pleasant position to be in.”
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