For the first time in 191 days, Manchester United fans got to see Jesse Lingard in Manchester United red again.
Since playing the 80-minute FA Cup third round match against Watford in January, the academy graduate hasn’t had the chance to play for his childhood club.
Deemed to be in surplus, Lingard was cleared to join West Ham at the end of the month, which appeared to close the curtain on his career at Old Trafford.
What happened after that is well known, as the 28-year-old returned to his best form in east London, scoring nine goals in the last five months of the campaign.
From a player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will likely have left in his mind, a source of debate has suddenly emerged from both fans and backstage.
A recent report on the Athletic suggested there was a division at the club between those who thought winning the £30 million star was the right move and those who believed he should be offered a new contract.
At the end of next season, Lingard will be able to move on a free transfer and his stash will likely not be higher than it currently is.