Nice Frustrates Jesse Lingard After Pulling Out Of Loan Deal

Jesse Lingard could return to Manchester United's bench after Nice reportedly pulled out of a loan swoop.

The England midfielder has barely featured for the Red Devils this season.

And Lingard looked set to leave on loan this month in a bid for first-team football.

But now it seems the Ligue 1 side have gone cold on the Red Devil star.

Lingard and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in a tug-of-war.

The 28-year-old is desperate to play more having not appeared in a single Premier League game.

But Solskjaer is keen to keep hold of him with a busy schedule ahead in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.

United exercised their one-year option to keep hold of Lingard until 2022.

Lingard would have plenty of suitors if the Red Devils are willing to let him go.

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Sheffield United, Tottenham and West Ham are said to have been interested in him while Real Sociedad also reportedly held talks.

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