Why isn't Jesse Lingard playing for West Ham against Man Utd in FA Cup tonight?

JESSE LINGARD is hoping to resurrect his career in East London after falling out of favour at Man Utd.

The winger, 28, has been starved of game-time in the last 12 months and has gone on loan to West Ham in an attempt to force his way back into England contention.

United host the Hammers in an FA Cup tie at Old Trafford tonight, with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

Can Jesse Lingard play against Man Utd tonight?

Lingard joined David Moyes' side on January 29 in a move which could eventually cost the Hammers £4million.

He is on a loan deal until the end of the 2020/21 season and impressed against Aston Villa on his debut, netting twice.

Next up is a tough trip to face his parent club at the Theatre of Dreams, where West Ham haven't won since 2007.

And sadly for the visitors, Lingard will NOT be eligible to play.

Not only is there a clause in his loan deal that he can't face his parent club, the midfielder is also cup-tied as he played for United earlier in the competition against Watford.

Lingard is hoping to kick-start his career after making just three appearances for the Red Devils this season.

He told the Hammers official website: "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."

How can I watch Man Utd vs West Ham?

  • Man Utd vs West Ham will be broadcast live on BBC One in the UK.
  • Kick-off is at 7.30pm GMT.
  • The match will live streamed via the BBC iPlayer.
  • Alternatively you can follow all the action on our live blog from Old Trafford.

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