West Ham United manager David Moyes has showered praise on Jesse Lingard who has been involved in more English Premier League (EPL) goals than his other side since making his first appearance with The Hammers.
Lingard netted West Ham’s opening goal in a 3-2 win over Wolverhampton earlier this morning, for Moyes’ side to overtake fourth-placed Chelsea.
The Manchester United winger has netted six times and created three assists since representing the Hammers on February 3.
“We’re worried about the speed the opponents have through Adama Traore and Pedro Neto, so we’re really wary. But I have to say Jesse also has running speed,” Moyes said.
“He showed an old -fashioned dribbling style and used his speed to stay away from opposing players.
“That’s what I ordered him in the end he made a big difference and I’m actually not an easy person to compliment but I definitely gave it to Jesse tonight.”
The 28 -year -old winger has enjoyed the best appearance of his career since being sidelined at Old Trafford in recent seasons.
“My performance was pretty consistent,” Lingard said.
“I’ve rarely played in these two years so the opportunity to play every week and be able to maintain a level of performance like this is very good, but this team has helped me a lot.”