David Moyes says the legendary Man Utd manager, Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping a close eye on the United loanee Lingard.

Jesse Lingard is on loan with West Ham United until the end of the season having joined the club during the winter window. During his debut on 3rd February, the England international scored twice against Aston Villa although he is ineligible for West Ham’s most recent games which was the FA Cup tie at Manchester United on Tuesday.

“I refer back to my time at Everton when I brought Phil Neville in and I brought Tim Howard in”. Said Moyes.

“Phil Neville was great for his mentality and what he brought. It really gave us another edge. Him as a player as well gave us something else. I’m hoping Jesse does the same”.

“He’s only here in the short term but already I’ve spoken with Sir Alex who asked me to pass on his best to Jesse. He mentioned he was thinking about him because Sir Alex had him as a boy at Old Trafford”.

“That just shows you the interest Sir Alex has in all the young players he had, all his teams and all his clubs he shows a great interest in them. And, he was pleased Jesse got off to a good start”.

What Next for West Ham United

Currently, the Hammers sit sixth in the League having one of the surprises of the Premier League this far. Moyes has the club one point off the top four with a game in hand on the fourth-placed Liverpool.

West Ham will play that game on Monday when they take on Sheffield United at the London Stadium. Afterwards, they will face back-to-back tests as they will then look ahead to clashes with Spurs and Man City to close out the month of February.