MORNING RED DEVILS FANS
Jesse Lingard has finally departed Manchester United by linking up with West Ham on loan until the end of the season.
Speaking of his move, the England international said: “I’m excited. It’s another new chapter in my life.
“Nothing is guaranteed but I’ve come here to work hard and help the team and bring my experience. That’s the main aim. I just want to enjoy my football and get back playing again and get my feet back on the pitch.
“There were lots of clubs involved but, for me personally, I felt this was the right move. The club is going in the right direction. We’re on the right track and I’m here to help.”
And two other players are set to follow him out the Old Trafford door, with youngster Facundo Pellestri posed to join Alaves on loan.
Meanwhile Marcos Rojo’s Red Devils nightmare will soon be coming to an end as the defender has agreed personal terms to move to Boca Juniors on a free transfer.
In other news, Brandon Williams will NOT be leaving the Theatre of Dreams on loan this month.
The young left-back has slipped down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order after the arrival of Alex Telles.
But the Norwegian confirmed he is staying put and is in the squad for the game against Arsenal on Saturday despite interest from Steve Bruce’s Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has bet Peter Crouch United will finish above Liverpool this season.
And with a crate of wine on the line for the winner, the cub legend says he’s ‘confident in my boys’.
Finally, former United team-mates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been handed a one match ban following their sensational on-field row.
And the rival strikers could face further action if the Italian Football Federation (IFF) open an investigation to determine whether any discriminatory language was used.