Former Premier League star Dean Windass thinks that Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United in the January transfer window.
The attacking midfielder was heavily linked with a return to West Ham United in the summer window, having spent the second half of last season on loan at the London Stadium.
However, the Hammers were not able to strike a deal with United to bring him into the London Stadium and ultimately signed Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow instead.
Lingard could see his opportunities at United further limited by the sensational signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, with the Portugal international likely to hit the ground running given his status as one of the best players of all time.
And Windass thinks that United and Lingard will reassess the situation in the January transfer window.
Thus far this term, the England international has played just four minutes of Premier League football, as he came off the bench in the draw with Southampton.
Windass told Football FanCast: “I think that’s what the discussions will be, ‘let’s wait until January, see what your attitude’s like, if you get in the team then go and prove me wrong, come off the bench’.”