Finding themselves on the wrong side of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s lineup, the Manchester United duo of Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones might have been offered a Premier League lifeline if West Ham can stay in the league.
According to an article in the Independent, West Ham coach David Moyes has expressed interest in the out of favor duo but that all depends if they can survive their relegation battle.
Moyes is familiar with Lingard, having been together during the 2012-13 season when Moyes was at the helm at United. The thought is that Lingard could lift West Ham’s scoring threat if he can regain some sort of his former form that earned him international call-ups for England.
The Phil Jones situation is a little more complicated, having signed a new four-year deal last year, but it is painfully obvious his playing days are over at United so the defender might be more open to a move, especially if that means staying England’s top division.
United are expected to have a summer clearout and that could mean the end of Lingard’s and Jones’s tenure at Old Trafford regardless if West Ham stay up or not.