Report: Manchester United agree to let Jesse Lingard go, Sheffield United remain keen

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reluctantly agreed to let Jesse Lingard go out on loan this January, per ESPN.

Lingard has been tipped to move away from Old Trafford throughout the window, with Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder a known admirer of the England midfielder.

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The Blades are thought to have presented a dossier to Lingard to try and convince him to move to Sheffield, although a number of clubs are interested.

But ESPN claims Lingard will not be allowed to leave Manchester, and crucially, he prefers to stay in the Premier League.


It remains to be seen who he will sign for. Spurs and West Ham are both said to have registered some sort of interest, but the Blades appear to have made the most concrete move to land Lingard.

Time to pounce? It’s now or never it seems

If the Blades are to sign Lingard then surely the time is now for them to make their move? Solskjaer’s apparent admission and change of stance presents the perfect opportunity for us.

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Of course, other teams might be keen on signing him and may prove more attractive than battling it out at the bottom of the table.

But if ever there was a moment for Chris Wilder to get on that phone and try and weave his magic in the market, then the time is now.

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