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Jesse Lingard's versatility and energy can boost West Ham | David Moyes

West Ham boss David Moyes thinks Jesse Lingard's versatility and energy make him a brilliant sign...



Jesse Lingard's versatility an...
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Jesse Lingard's versatility and energy can boost West Ham | David Moyes

West Ham boss David Moyes thinks Jesse Lingard's versatility and energy make him a brilliant signing for the club.

The England international has joined the high-flying Hammers on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.

"I've seen him play as a young boy when he was still a wide player on the right, and I've seen him play off the left," Moyes said of Lingard's arrival. "He's played for England as a No10, he's played for England as a No8, and I actually think if we needed him as a False 9, he could do that as well.

"We're bringing in that versatility, I've wanted to try to get an energetic team at the moment and Jesse has been known for his work-rate and effort, so I think he'll fit in nicely with what we've got.

"I hope he brings us a little bit of quality too, and a winning mentality from Manchester United."

After being handed the 11 shirt at the London Stadium, Lingard says he's hoping to hit the ground running after finding himself on the fringes at Manchester United.

“I’m excited," Lingard told West Ham TV. "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 U 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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