Jesse Lingard completes West Ham loan transfer from Man Utd until end of season and will wear No 11 shirt
JESSE LINGARD has completed his loan move to West Ham for the rest of the season.
The Man Utd midfielder will link up with David Moyes' men and wear the No 11 shirt for the Hammers.
Lingard, 28, has featured in just two Carabao Cup and one FA Cup game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.
He completed his move to West Ham on Friday night – but will not feature against Liverpool on Sunday.
Lingard said: "I'm excited. It's another new chapter in my life. Nothing is guaranteed but I've come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That's the main aim.
"I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch.
"There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move. The club is going in the right direction. We're on the right track and I'm here to help.
"I've obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man U and I've played under him before, so he knows my qualities and what I can bring to the team.
"I know a couple of the players as well – I know Declan Rice very well from the England side – and I feel I can really settle in here quickly."
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Lingard added: "It's important that a player and manager have a good relationship.
"He's got really good morals, he gets his team working hard and I've had a chat with him already and there are no guarantees – it's down to me to put the work in and put the graft in, to get into the team and play well week-in, week-out."
"I can't wait to show the West Ham fans what I've got in store. I'm excited and I want to help the team push up the table as far as they can."
West Ham will pay Lingard's wages and a £1.5million loan fee.
He arrived in London on Friday morning after posting a picture of his packed bags on Instagram the previous evening.
West Ham boss David Moyes said: "I've seen him play as a young boy, when he was still a wide player on the right, and I've seen him play off the left.
"He's played for England as a No10, he's played for England as a No8, and I actually think if we needed him as a False 9, he could do that as well.
"We're bringing in that versatility, I've wanted to try to get an energetic team at the moment and Jesse has been known for his work-rate and effort, so I think he'll fit in nicely with what we've got.
"I hope he brings us a little bit of quality too, and a winning mentality from Manchester United."
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