Steve McClaren Wants Manchester United Attacking Midfielder

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is interested in signing 22 year-old Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to the Telegraph, and Steve knows all about Jesse because he was on loan at Derby County in the second half of last season.

jesse lingard steve earlier this year

Jesse Lingard with Steve McClaren earlier this year

Lingard came through the famous Manchester United Youth Academy, and was part of the side that won the 2010–2011 FA Youth Cup when they beat Sheffield United 6-2 in the two-legged final.

Jesse has been on loan to Leicester, Birmingham and Brighton over the last three years, as well as being on loan this year at Derby.

He has played for the Manchester United first team only once in the first game of last season against Swansea.

Last season at Derby he played 15 times and scored two goals.

Lingard has played for the England U17 team and 8 times for the England U21 side and  he’s in the England squad for the European Championships in the Czech Republic, to take place over the next two weeks.

Jesse Lingard (3)

Jesse Lingard

Steve will know about Jesse and it seems he is keen to get him this summer, and it’s likely that Manchester United will sell,  but we have no idea how much he will cost – but we need at least one new attacking midfielder this summer.

We could even bring in Lingard on a season long loan deal.

Lingard has made 51 first team appearances so far in his career with 12 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

123 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #1

    22 and still being loaned out. Hmm. Sounds like a steal.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Is Lingard any cop?

  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #3


  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Belfast re last thread Stevie does look a little warm lol

  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Cmon Skunki anybody called Jesse deserves a chance.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Not you ya big Jesse

  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Roma wants to sell Doumbia.

  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Also Immobile at 9 m £.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m taking a rest from this blogging malarky coz I literally don’t know what to say !!!

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ll take Ciro Immobile for £9 miilion

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #11

    not like you to have writers block JFA

  • toonie

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #12

    The speculation is getting stupid. There is NO real news on transfers, so the sites and papers are posting Shite. Lets just wait for the real deals and avoid the sheep farming Ed!!!

  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Post a starting line-up with potential signings Jail. It might inspire you. Harumph!

  • geordie157

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #14

    No links this summer to aubameyang, must be due soon

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #15

    “That’s all our fans ask for. They are not asking for much more than passion and a team that’s wanting and willing to win.”


    Even that, has required more investment than Ashley has been prepared to sanction. We have had plenty of genuine talent over the past seven years, but been undone time and again by the depth and quality of the cover in the squad. It’s really been the consistent want of one or two players each year. A simple failure to do enough in the transfer market, that would have been offset by greater revenues from greater success. I don’t think much needs to change other than a willingness to push the boat out a little more, and now there a really no excuses not to.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Janmaat Van Dijk Colo Rose

    Sissoko Wijnaldum
    Townsend De Jong Aarons
    Darlow, Lascelles, Colback, Cabella, Perez, Immobile, Berahino

  • Sazzer

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Interesting to see how Raul Jimenez do in Copa America. Porto in pole position to sign him according to twitter. We should be in on that one.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #18

    without sounding thick who is he sazzer?

  • Sazzer

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #19

    A very promising striker sitting on bench at Athletico Madrid.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #20

    Very Nice Sazzer!!

    What do you reckon they want for him. Silly money no doubt.

  • Oldgit1

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Mc only wants him on loan. There is no mention in papers that we want to buy him. Strewth why can’t we buy him. Spend for gods sake.

    Slowly losing the will to live with this lot.

  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #22


    Surely you jest with that line up.

    If not, you are an even bigger dreamer than Ketsbaia (the blogger)…….lol

  • expatmag

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #23


    Why on earth do we want to do manure favours by giving their kids first team experience when we gave plenty if our own?

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Its not that unrealistic if we go after these signings in earnest and commit to spending. IMO

  • Oldgit1

    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Expat, totally agree, sick of loan players can’t recall ever keeping one in the past.theres a question have our club ever kept a loan player.

  • Sazzer

    Jun 16, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Canny in Canberra
    Between Deulofeu style 3 m £ or Lukaku 27 m £

    He’s their 4th choice striker at moment so I kind of expect it to be reasonable unless his performances in Copa America changes that.

  • Online Guy

    Jun 16, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #27

    You will hear plenty of names mentioned as possible signings ..we will fail for the decent ones

    The clue for anyone out there hoping we sign top quality is the fact that Ashley will have around £30 million available ..and that will include wages ..What do you get for that in the transfer market today ? also rans lads ..better face it now …

    At the start of the season, when the season tickets have almost , almost gone we will hear this from Charnley or the new fall guy Steve Mc ..

    “Well we tried, and we have to adhere to the fair play rules so it made it difficult to get any of our targets in ..”

    With a small budget lads its time to face reality..Ashley has manipulated all you hopers …Ashley will even sell a few players off to get back any money he pays out

    Face it lads, you been conned…Champions league mentioned by Ashley hhahaahahahahahah !

    Liverpool know how to be the best of the rest , Ing’s and Milner ..Where were we ?

    Can you see what’s happening ? we would have been in for the afore above mentioned if a Champions league place was the ambition ..yes ?

    Pissing in the wind ..

    I really feel sorry for you folks that live in hope, seriously ..really

  • Grumpy

    Jun 16, 2015 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Is Colo passed it ? he looks very slow. We need cover there for sure.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 16, 2015 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #29

    Online Guy,
    Don’t trouble yourself pitying me, thanks :). I am happier with things than I’ve felt in a while about NUFC. Don’t borrow trouble from the future. I’ll voice my concerns when I have some. Things will play out the way they play out regardless of our chosen optimism or your scepticism so why not take the happier path.
    Grump – Always liked Colo and so take no pleasure in thinking you may be right. Time to let him get back home, where he has apparently wanted to be for a couple of years?

  • Blofal

    Jun 16, 2015 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #30

    My only hope is that McClaren will be pushing hard for good quality signings. If the club don’t give him the resources he will fail at Newcastle and that will be the end of his career.

    So rest assured McClaren will be pushing for quality. It’s the negotiating tactics of Charnley that are going to be put to the test. Charlney generally will not budge on price and will not take risks. He will try and loan players before buying them history has shown. This hasn’t worked for us in the past.

  • Jib

    Jun 16, 2015 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #31

    Since 1992 (KK’s first managerial spell) only 2 players have been loaned then bought.
    Brian Kilcline from Oldham and Danny Simpson from Man Utd
    Good quiz question that

  • Our Toon

    Jun 16, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #32

    Penfold is a yes man and he’s given a mandate by MA on all negotiations, 1st offer / top offer. I’m not surprised we haven’t bought anyone in yet. You’d think we would have potentials lined up and offers all set to go once we stayed up by the skin of our teeth. We just plod along show an interest and wait for others to swoop in and make formal offers.

  • Jib

    Jun 16, 2015 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #33

    I think Colo has at least a season left in him.
    There are a few on here suggested him as a defensive midfielder.
    I think that could work well if someone else was tasked to baby-sit the back four (or 3) and he could just concentrate on his own game.

  • Jib

    Jun 16, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #34

    The records show Hatem ben Arfa as a loanee at the beginning of his time on Tyneside.
    However seeing as he consistently refused to return to Marseilles thats arguable.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 16, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Our Toon @32
    Once again applying logic to this won’t make it make any more sense.

  • N1CK06

    Jun 16, 2015 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #36

    Surely Ashley must realise that he can make even more profits if he would just spend a bit more and stop trying to do everything on a budget.. Just a bit more expense and we have a more desirable club for young players, better quality football, better results, happier fans who have no reason to protest, more publicity for S.D etc. The list goes on.

    We should be looking a buying (not loaning) proven young players, for example Mohamed Salah. 23 year old RW. Valued at €12m on Give him a few years in a toon shirt and see how much he can do and how much his value will increase. He’s been at Chelsea and only played 10 games with then last season scoring 2 goals and 2 assists, so there is definitely signs he can perform in the Premier League. If only things would change, I’d actually get exciting about the future of NUFC if I saw signings like this

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 16, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #37

    Good call on Colo. He likes to get forward. Sometimes to the detriment of his defensive duties. A role further up might allow him to have a great season. He’s mates with Jonas so hopefully he’s caught some of his positivity.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 16, 2015 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Ed, I think we should ban any posts that start with “Why doesn’t Ashley see?” or Why can’t he understand?” People this man is a law unto himself. The laws of reason, common sense and footballing logic have ceased to exist in the NUFC kitchen. Once you get you’re head round this the whole thing is less confusing.

  • nut meg

    Jun 16, 2015 at 4:29 AM

    Comment #39

    Collo has been liability for the past 2 seasons at least.His role as captain has been shambolic,no leadership qualities & no organisation skills. To keep him is only denying another CB a squad place and also a reason not to expect any change this coming season. He’s been slowing down year on year so it’s a safe bet to say he won’t be getting any quicker ant time soon. We need a TOP PAIR OF CBs, he isn’t one of them.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 16, 2015 at 5:42 AM

    Comment #40

    J…that has been so obvious for quite a while!

    About this player, I thought we had enough 22 who need to be registered but cannot hold down a place?


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