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West Ham do want to sign Jesse Lingard from Man United
The 28-year-old is known to have fully enjoyed his switch to London and there is encouragement at West Ham that he will give serious consideration to staying beyond this season. © Provided by Daily Mail West Ham do want to make Jesse Lingard's loan from Manchester United a permanent move © Provided by Daily Mail Hammers manager David Moyes has been thrilled with Lingard's form since arriving at the club The forward has been sensational since joining on loan in January, scoring six goals in eight games and assisting four times.
West Ham's newfound talisman Jesse Lingard has revealed all on how family problems off the field made him feel like fixtures were 'passing' him by.
Lingard, 28, took over taking care of his siblings due to his mother's depression, during a testing period which took a heavy toll on his performances.
But the England international has since enjoyed a rich vein of form after moving on loan from Manchester United - and admitted that speaking out was 'such a relief'.
He exclusively told: 'It was really tough. My mum's had depression for many years now and we never really got her the right help.
Jesse Lingard returns to Manchester for a night out
Sporting a smart bomber jacket over slim fitting jeans and trainers, Lingard, 28, looked relaxed as he exited the Spinningfields eatery some 90 minutes after Rashford. © Provided by Daily Mail The old stomping ground: Jesse Lingard was back in his native Manchester on Monday after inspiring West Ham United to another Premier League victory The pair appeared to be making the most of England's newly relaxed lockdown by socialising in the restaurant's open-air rooftop bar and eating area.
'To get the help that she needed was all we wanted. All she wanted was to see her son happy and playing football. I think that's helped as well – seeing me do well, she's over the moon and it puts her in good spirits.
'No one prepares you for stuff like that… I wasn't really prepared at the time but I had my family members around me. I looked after my little brother and sister, which was fun, more responsibility for me to be more grown up!'
Lingard's frustrations at Old Trafford culminated in him being rebuked by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and sparked him to tell him the truth behind his inner turmoil.
Jesse Lingard explains full-time bust-up with Wolves' Pedro Neto
Team-mates swarmed the pair as they exchanged some angry words at the end of the game, and Lingard revealed Neto was unhappy with the winning side keeping the ball in the corner in the final stages.Lingard was the star man as the Hammers stormed into fourth with a thrilling 3-2 win, but the midfielder was involved in an altercation with Wolves forward Neto at the final whistle.
As the United academy graduate told Sportsmail, the difficulties saw him tasked with looking after Jasper, 14, and Daisy-Boo, 11, while trying to rediscover his form.
'The person off the pitch carries onto the pitch and you become that person on the pitch,' Lingard added in his sit down with beIN.
'When I was down and low it felt like I wasn't even playing games or I wasn't even there and the game was passing me by, it was an awful feeling.
'Awful for your family to see. Awful for your family to come and watch games and know "that's not Jesse Lingard," it's upsetting for them as well as me.'
Lingard has urged people undergoing similar issues to open up to others, adding: 'When I spoke out it was such a relief.
'It was like the world was off your shoulders and you could breathe again properly. You get the help when you do speak. Bottling up is not the answer.
West Ham 'will NOT include Rice in any permanent Lingard deal'
Lingard has enjoyed a successful loan spell at the London Stadium after joining in January, scoring six goals and providing four assists in just eight games for West Ham.Lingard has enjoyed a successful loan spell at the London Stadium after joining in January, scoring six goals and providing four assists in just eight games, and the Hammers are exploring the possibility of keeping him.
'Everyone's got to come out and say something no matter what you're going through.'
After revelling in a new lease of life at West Ham, it is understood that the club will attempt to turn his loan into a permanent deal.
There are fears at the London Stadium, however, that United will demand a premium price for the forward - who has scored six goals and teed up three in eight games.
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