EPL: Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal
Former Premier League star, Trevor Sinclair has questioned Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard’s ambitions after the England player reportedly turned down a move to West Ham before rejecting a new contract at his parent club.
Lingard helped West Ham to a place in the Europa League and got himself back into the England squad after joining the London side on loan.
And the Hammers came back this summer to sign him on a permanent basis but the 28-year-old turned down the move.
He said he wanted to stay at Old Trafford and prove his worth to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Sinclair believes the England international should have grabbed the opportunity to move to West Ham for good.
Sinclair said he is confused why Lingard opted to stay at Man United given their strength in depth.
“If he doesn’t get the assurances and signs the new deal, then he’s not as ambitious as I’d like him to be,” he told TalkSPORT.
“I am confused, why didn’t he join West Ham permanently? He was loved there, he was the main man.
“He played once for Manchester United last season, he played 16 times for West Ham.
“He scored goals, got back into the England squad, why wouldn’t he want to sign for them?”
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