JESSE LINGARD is back in training with Manchester United despite West Ham’s determination to sign him.
The 28-year-old midfielder was snapped enjoying a workout with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad earlier at their sun-soaked Carrington HQ.
Lingard is back at his boyhood club after a brilliant loan spell with the Hammers for the second half of last season reignited his career.
He scored nine goals in 16 appearances for the East London side.
That led to him being awarded the Premier League Player of the Month award for April.
It also earned Lingard an England recall as part of Gareth Southgate’s initial Euro 2020 squad.
He appeared in both warm-up friendlies against Austria and Romania but unfortunately for him he failed to make the final cut for the tournament.
Lingard has recently enjoyed a holiday in Mykonos and headed back to United after a stint in quarantine after his jollies.
West Ham still want to sign the star permanently but have so far been unable to agree a fee with the Red Devils.
However, Lingard will be hoping to get an opportunity to continue his impressive form this weekend.
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United kick-off their pre-season on the pitch with a friendly against Wayne Rooney’s Derby County at Pride Park on Sunday.
Solskjaer’s team will then head to a training camp before further friendlies against QPR, Brentford, Preston North End and Everton.
They begin their top-flight campaign on August 14 with a home clash against Leeds United.
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