David Moyes makes Jesse Lingard transfer admission as he outlines his hopes before deadline day

David Moyes has admitted that West Ham would be interested in Jesse Lingard should Manchester United be willing to sell the England international.

Earlier in the week Hammers assistant Stuart Pearce told talkSPORT that it was an “open secret” that West Ham were interested in bringing the 28-year-old back to the London Stadium.

Since the return to pre-season and the new Premier League campaign Moyes has maintained his stance that he does not want to talk about another club’s players, but added that Pearce was “a great spokesman” for the club.

Lingard is currently back with Manchester United following his successful loan spell at West Ham but Moyes admitted the club retain an interest in the attacking midfielder.

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“Of course we really enjoyed having Jesse [Lingard] but Jesse is a Manchester United player and the questions are not for me but are for Manchester United,” Moyes said.

“We enjoyed having him and if the opportunity arose for us to get Jesse then we would have an interest but in my mind, he is at Manchester United and it is not for us to discuss.”

The manager was asked about any further incomings before the end of the transfer window on August 31 and the boss said: “I hope to do some more business.

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“We have been trying hard and we are trying to add to a good group of players and get ourselves some more options. We know we have a challenging season ahead of us, an exciting one and I hope we are able to do something.”

However, the manager added the caveat “in this business there are no guarantees.”

In Lingard’s absence Said Benrahma was handed the number ten role against Newcastle United and Moyes was pleased with the Algerian’s performance.

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“It is really good [Benrahma’s form] because we brought him to get assists and goals as well so it is great he has started the season in such good form and he was in good form in pre-season,” Moyes said.

“He is going to look to improve again and if he keeps at this level then he is going to be happy.”

Moyes added: “Overall we are really pleased with Said, we know what [Michail] Antonio is capable of, Said is the one who we brought a year ago to give us goals and assists and he certainly showed it in pre-season and he has started well in the Premier League which is great for us.”


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