David Moyes says West Ham will not make any rushed decisions over whether or not to try and make Jesse Lingard's move from Manchester United permanent.
The 28-year-old, signed on loan until the end of the season without an option to buy as part of the deal, made a flying start to life at West Ham with a brace on his debut at Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he wants Lingard to return to Old Trafford improved and ready to feature for his parent club, but the Hammers will be reluctant to see the England international return north if he keeps up those performances.
"We’ve had one game," said Moyes. "The situation is here that Jesse is going to get a chance to get a good look at West Ham and see what he thinks of us and whether he likes it and we’re going to get a chance to have a look at Jesse with the supporters. We're going to be able to decide what we think in five or six months' time.
"He is a more mature boy now, someone who is getting to the prime of his career. He wants to play well and be on the pitch. We don’t want to get carried away with one game but we’re really pleased."
Lingard has provided competition for Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen, but also gives Moyes other options as the Scot continues to navigate a very tricky fixture list.