Ralf Rangnick blocked the transfer of a Manchester United player even after a heartfelt plea

Ralf Rangnick blocked the transfer of a Manchester United player even after a heartfelt plea

Jesse Lingard failed to secure his much-desired exit from Manchester United as the manager Ralf Rangnick refused to strengthen their top-four rival and held onto the English international.

Lingard had been expected to take his departure from the club last month as he’s out of contract in the summer and is yet to make a start for the Red Devils in the Premier League this term.

Newcastle, Tottenham both made approaches for Lingard but it was West Ham that were pushing the most for the 29-year old on Monday. His wish to re-kindle his amazing form at West Ham will have to wait another 6 months.

Eddie Howe’s side even offered to pay a £4m ‘survival bonus’ should Newcastle stay in the Premier League following Lingard’s arrival along with a series of proposals. However, according to the Telegraph, Manchester United opted to keep Lingard following Mason Greenwood’s arrest.

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Jesse Lingard’s lack of game time at Manchester United

Jesse Lingard at Manchester United

The Deadline Day loan departure of Donny van de Beek to Everton, along with Anthony Martial‘s move to Sevilla earlier in the window, has trimmed down Ralf Rangnick‘s squad and, should come as welcome news for Jesse Lingard. The player has featured just nine times in the Premier League this season, with all of those coming from the bench.

Lingard will have to get his manager’s confidence and force his way into his manager’s thinking on a more consistent basis. Jesse Lingard was given a free rein while on loan at West Ham, and he thrived. He has not been afforded the same luxury since returning to Old Trafford, mainly due to United’s dependence on the consistent Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United supporters have raised concerns over the treatment of the academy graduate, especially in light of the player’s last season’s successful time at West Ham. Scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 16 outings, Lingard has played 88 minutes for United in the Premier League since returning to Manchester from east London.

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