Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has claimed incoming manager Erik ten Hag will block Jesse Lingard from leaving the club this summer.
Scholes feels Lingard might suit Ten Hag’s style of football.
Lingard has made more than 200 appearances for United but is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.
West Ham and Newcastle United have both been heavily linked with the forward, who is said to be unhappy at how he has been treated by Manchester United.
Scholes, speaking on talkSPORT, said: “We all saw what he did at West Ham. He’s a really good footballer and can bring goals to a team.
“I think he might suit him [Ten Hag] and he might want to keep him. We will see what happens.
“It’s obvious he never wants to leave Manchester United, and if this manager wants him then why wouldn’t he stay?”
Learn from Mikel Arteta, Man United not Ajax – Scholes messages Erik ten Hag
Paul Scholes also advised club’s incoming manager Erik ten Hag to learn from Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, and try to do what the Spaniard is currently doing at the Emirates.
Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag will take over from interim boss Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United at the end of the season. After signing a three year deal with the club.
The Dutchman has been given the mandate to rebuild the club and return them to their former glory and Scholes, a former Manchester United midfielder, has given his verdict on the appointment, urging the Dutchman to follow Mikel Arteta’s blueprint at Arsenal.
“It’s a big job for him, it’s a big job for anybody,” Scholes told talkSPORT. “There’s an element of risk about it, but there’s a risk with any manager you appoint.
“I think he’s done really well at Ajax. He’s got a really good pedigree, working with Pep at Bayern as well. He has to believe in his method. This job is ten times the job of Ajax.
“We know they’re the best team in Holland. But Man United is a worldwide football club. He’ll have to accept criticism, but I think he’s got a talented group of players.
“He just has to get them to believe in his methods. It’s quite obvious they haven’t believed in what they’re being coached with the last two managers and haven’t believed in the way they’re playing.
“If you look at what Arteta has done at Arsenal, that was a big rebuilding job and he’s taken no nonsense. I think this manager has to do exactly the same.”