Current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the door is still open for Lingard – who extended his contract with the club until 2022 – to break back into his first team plans.
“We want Jesse to come back here revitalised and having shown at West Ham how good a player he is, of course,” the United boss explained.
“He’s just been unfortunate with a couple of issues – some periods that he had to stay away from us with the Covid and isolation, with the close contact.
“The rest of the team has done well. We’ve had little to no injuries and he’s not forced his way into the team, unfortunately.
“I just want him to go there and enjoy himself, show how good a player he is and come back. He a Man United player through and through.”