English Winger Jesse Lingard, had a difficult time getting quality game sessions at Manchester United. In the dawn of the 2020/2021 season, he was loaned out to another English side, West ham United.

So far so good, Lingard has produced series of scintillating performances for the Hammers. These set of great outings have earned him a recall to the English National team.

Nonetheless, English Pundits believe Lingard may never get a starters role at Manchester United.

This sentiment is even shared by ex-Manchester United right-back Gary Neville.

Gary Neville’s viewpoint

In his statement, Neville shared the believe that Lingard could only succeed at united if he takes on bit and super-sub roles.

The achievements of Jesse Lingard are definitely note-worthy. The current position of West-ham in the premier league table, can be credited to awesome displays from the 28-year-old.

That notwithstanding Gary Neville believes Lingard may never cut it as a regular starter at United.

In describing the role he sees Lingard filling in, Neville made reference to current Manchester United midfielder Daniel James.

Brief Highlight of Daniel James’s stay at United

Daniel James has huffed and puffed. Nonetheless, he has never been considered a starter at the United side. Sadly, he may also never be considered as one throughout his career.

More often than not, he has had to come off the bench, or been taken off close to the hour mark. That is a perfect description of the role Gary Neville expects Lingard to fill.


Without a doubt, Lingard’s stay at West-ham has been a joy to behold. The Hammers currently sit fourth in the premier league table. Still, the 28 year old has been constantly underrated by players and pundits alike.

It seems that Lingard would need something extra if he is to displace the likes of Rashford and Greenwood in the United setup.

Article Writer ✏️ Ordu Daniel