Paul Scholes believes Jesse Lingard can present worthwhile “competition” for Bruno Fernandes and ought to return to Manchester United when his loan interval at West Ham ends.
Lingard has scored eight goals in 9 Premier League video games for the Hammers, whereas Fernandes has scored solely as soon as in his last seven appearances for United.
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And Scholes says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would profit from having Lingard back at Old Trafford subsequent season as a succesful backup for the Portuguese international sport.
“He has had a hard time at United and I feel that was to bring in Bruno Fernandes,” said Scholes TalkSport.
“They’re players in related positions and you could not argue with what Bruno has accomplished.
“Jesse wanted to play football – he wanted a chance – and West Ham gave him that chance.
“I do know the standard that Jesse has. I labored with Jesse as an 18/19 lad as a coach so I do know the standard he has.
“His fitness was by no means going to be a problem regardless that he hadn’t played for some time, he is so skilled and so match.
“It has been wonderful. For Ole, I feel it might be great to get him back to offer Bruno Fernandes some competition.
“When it is not doing proper we have now a player in Jesse Lingard who can attain the identical top.
“His numbers since being at West Ham have been nearly as good as Bruno’s, so it is at all times wholesome to have competition within the squad.
“Hopefully Jesse is ready for that and Ole needs him to do that too.”
When requested if he would return to Old Trafford if he have been in Lingard’s footwear, Scholes replied: “After all I’d.
“I wish to prove to myself that I can play in that team and play each week.
“It will likely be tough to do that if Bruno Fernandes is match each week. It should be tough for him, however the man I do know in Jesse is a Man United.
“He shall be determined to play for Manchester United. Whether or not it is going to give him somewhat extra time to see [what he’s going to do] after this kind he’s in if he can get back within the squad, I do not know.
“One factor he undoubtedly does is beat his value up.”