David Moyes says West Ham in no rush to discuss permanent Jesse Lingard move with Manchester United
“He has helped us and given us another string to our bow and given us more attacking options, so we are really pleased with him.” David Moyes has previously hinted that he wants to keep Jesse Lingard at West Ham following the positive impact he has made since making the move from Manchester United on loan
West Ham United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at The London Stadium
Hammers boss Moyes has indicated he wants to keep Lingard in east London on a permanent basis, but is not in any rush to press the Red Devils on the subject.
"We have not thought about that really, we have not taken it any further at the moment,” Moyes said ahead of the Hammers’ clash with Arsenal on Sunday. “We have him on loan and he is doing a good job for us just now, I think we will discuss that and probably look at it at the end of the season.
“But it is not something that we have taken any further than the situation we are in just now.
He has looked very good this week and I think since he came in everybody has been a bit surprised with how good his fitness is, how good his all-round game is.
“I can see by the way he is working he is even getting better, his physical data has got better and overall he has been very good for us.
“He has helped us and given us another string to our bow and given us more attacking options, so we are really pleased with him.”
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West Ham remain in the hunt for European qualification, and only trail fourth-place Chelsea by three points with a game in hand.
With Lingard not guaranteed regular playing time at Manchester United, securing a place in Europe could be a deciding factor in persuading the forward to remain in east London.
The Hammers face Arsenal on Sunday knowing three points would move them level with Chelsea who are in FA Cup action.