Lingard set to sign new deal at Manchester United – report

Date published: Sunday 11th September 2016 1:44

Jesse Lingard: Close to putting pen to paper on a new contract

Jesse Lingard: Close to putting pen to paper on a new contract

Jesse Lingard is poised to agree a new deal to remain at Manchester United until 2020, according to reports.

Tom Hopkinson of the Sunday People claims that the midfielder is hoping to sign the new four-year deal very soon and that his lawyers have already finalised the terms with the Red Devils.

Talks over a contract extension with Lingard had been put on hold when Louis van Gaal was replaced by Jose Mourinho at the end of the last campaign.

However, Jose Mourinho seems keen to keep the former England under-21 international at Old Trafford despite subbing the 23-year-old at half-time in Saturday’s 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester City.

The Red Devils went into the break 2-0 down and Mourinho criticised a “few players” for being below their normal level in the first half against City.

“We started the game with players below the normal level. We need to be sharp in the way we think, the way we play. We had a few players below that level and we were made to pay.

“The second half was completely different. We were in control, much more dangerous.”

Lingard is now a regular in the first team at United after loan spells at Derby, Brighton, Birmingham and Leicester helped him make an impression.

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