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West Ham defender Cresswell: Lingard nothing like people claim

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West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell says no-one holds a grudge against Jesse Lingard ahead of today's trip to Nottingham Forest.

The defender was quick to dismiss any criticism of the attacker and knows he and his teammates will need to be at their best to slow the former Manchester United player.

“Jesse was unbelievable when he was at our place," Cresswell told the club's website. “He came in hit and the ground running. I remember him saying, how difficult it was at times at [Manchester] United and how the togetherness was nowhere near what we've got here. We created a great atmosphere and he walked straight in and from day one he was bouncing about and felt at home.

“Sometimes when you hear things about him, and you listen to this stuff that people are saying about him, he's not that type of guy. He's genuinely down to earth guy and really humble. A lot of social media stuff, that's what people criticise him for, but I think you've got to judge him for being on a pitch and I can only say good things about him because at the time he was here he was arguably our best player for six months."

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