‘I felt misled’ Lingard reaches final Man Utd transfer decision after Public Rangnick warning

Jesse Lingard is not likely to use the exit door in the January transfer window, he intends on seeing out the remainder of the season with Manchester United, encouraged by the appointment of interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

The player who marked his recent 29th birthday will be out of contract at the end of the season and talks between the two parties are on hold.

Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan with West Ham, where he enjoyed a rejuvenative spell under David Moyes.

It was widely expected that he would then complete a permanent exit, but he would remain at Old Trafford, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer publicly welcoming him back into the fold.

But those opportunities failed to come to fruition and he has played just 267 minutes in all competitions.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Lingard felt misled by Solskjaer, who had assured him of more chances in the starting XI.

In total he has made just two starts all season, with his latest coming under new boss Ralf Rangnick against Young Boys last week.

United would prefer to sell the midfielder in the January window, knowing they are set to lose the England international for nothing in a matter of months.

Rangnick recently claimed that in light of the Pogba situation, he would not spend time trying to convince players that they should stay at Manchester United.

“If a player does not want to play for Manchester United in the medium or long term, I don’t think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind,” the German coach explained.

“Players have to want to play for a big club like Manchester United.”

Speaking ahead of the game with Young Boys, Rangnick promised his fringe stars that they would have the opportunity to impress him.

He said: “Everyone has the chance to perform and present himself.

“That is why I am happy to give game time to quite a few of those players to see them under pressure in a Champions League game in front of 75,000 in a sold-out stadium.

“This is a perfect opportunity to get to know the players, like I did last Sunday against Palace. We have only had a week of training so far.

“With every training session, every opportunity to see them in competitive games, I will get to know them better.”

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