Trevor Sinclair has questioned the thinking behind Jesse Lingard’s loan move to West Ham.

The Manchester United midfielder has joined the Hammers until the end of the season having made just three appearances so far this term.

Jesse Lingard is yet to make a single Premier League appearance all season

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Jesse Lingard is yet to make a single Premier League appearance all season

A successful loan spell in east London could force Lingard into Gareth Southgate’s England plans for Euro 2020.

However, Sinclair, who played for West Ham between 1998 and 2003, is unsure if the 28-year-old will get regular playing time at the Hammers.

He told talkSPORT: “Is he good enough to get in that midfield three? “Is he good enough to replace Antonio if Antonio needs a rest or gets injured? I don’t see it. I’m not sure.

“Why would he go to be a squad player at West Ham when he’s a squad player at Manchester United?

“So for me this comes across as a bit of a Manuel Pellegrini [move], a bit of stardust behind it, he won the Premier League with Manchester City. Was he a good fit for the club? No, he wasn’t.”

On the switch, Lingard told West Ham TV: “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. I’ve obviously had a previous relationship with the manager as he was at Man United 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 Dec [Rice] very well from the England side – and I feel I can really settle in here quickly.”


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