After last season's loan, West Ham are keen to re-sign Lingard on a permanent deal, but are not prepared to meet United's £35m valuation.
And the attacking midfielder has held talks with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make it clear he wants to be part of his plans this season.
Lingard, 28, is entering the final 12 months of his United contract and knows he can leave them for nothing next summer if things don't work out.
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