sport news West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insists Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be a fringe ...

sport news West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insists Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be a fringe ...
sport news West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insists Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be a fringe ...
West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insists Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be a fringe player at Man United and claims the midfielder 'missed the opportunity' to move to the Hammers this summer

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West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insisted that Jesse Lingard is 'too good a player' to warm the bench at Old Trafford. 

Lingard enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Hammers last season. He recorded nine goals and four assists, winning plaudits for his performances.

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West Ham had been keen to bring Lingard back to east London this summer but a deal failed to materialise as the club refused to meet Manchester United's asking price.

West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insists that Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be fringe player

 West Ham coach Stuart Pearce insists that Jesse Lingard is 'too good' to be fringe player

Lingard fell out of favour at Manchester United but has now been reintegrated into the squad

Lingard fell out of favour at Manchester United but has now been reintegrated into the squad

Despite West Ham's eagerness to make the deal permanent before the transfer window slammed shut, the 28-year-old returned to Man United to fight for his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.

But the midfielder has only played four minutes for United so far this season and faces an uphill battle to earn a starting spot.

This summer saw the arrival of Jadon Sancho and the sensational homecoming of

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