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Solskjaer insists no plans for Man Utd to sell Lingard

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has no plans to sell Jesse Lingard.

Lingard will be welcomed back at United following his prolific loan stint at West Ham, according to Solskjaer.

“Jesse has been brilliant since he left and I've answered this quite a few times," the Norwegian said at a press conference held before Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg against Granada at Old Trafford.

“Selfishly we could have kept him because he's always got a part to play.

“Jesse is a fantastic lad around the place, Man United through and through, never once did he moan or cause me a problem.

“He just came in, worked really hard and deserved a chance to play more football. That's why we let him go to West Ham, because he deserved a chance for what he's done throughout his life at Man United.

“Of course we welcome him back. I hope he will go to the Euros, because with his performances now and the confidence he's got, I don't think that's beyond him.

“I hope he's got a strong finish to the league. It was different here, the form Bruno [Fernandes] has played in arguably in Jesse's favoured position.

“That was just a decison that we made. Delighted though for Jesse and wish him all the best for the rest of the season until he comes back."

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