Divisive star one of two Man Utd players in contract talks

Date published: Wednesday 11th September 2019 11:34

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Manchester United are in talks with Jesse Lingard and Victor Lindelof over a new contracts, claims a report.

Lingard, 26, has entered the final two years of his current contract at Old Trafford, while Swedish defender Lindelof’s deal also runs out in June 2021.

According to Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira, United have entered talks with the pair’s representatives to extend their deals until 2024.

Schira wrote on Twitter: “ Manchester United are working to renew Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard until 2024. Talks ongoing.”

Schira, who also claimed Liverpool want to extend Virgi Van Dijk’s contract until 2024, has also siggested Chelsea are in talks with Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Lindelof, 25, has developed into one of United’s first-choice centre-backs and he has not missed a minute of action in the Premier League this season.

Lingard, 26, on the other hand is struggling for form at Old Trafford and has failed to score or assist a goal since the end of January.

He has started the first three games of the season, but he was on the bench against Southampton after being dropped after the defeat to Crystal Palace.

Lingard did though get called up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for England’s recent Euro 2020 qualifiers, although he did not feature after falling ill ahead of the win over Bulgaria.

Southgate said: “I think you’d have to say I’ve seen him have better spells for United.

“I think Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] has a young, energetic team, and I think Jesse’s pressing and the energy he brings to that has been an important part of what they’ve tried to do in the first few games.

“The inclusion of Jesse for us is partly because his form for us has always been good.

“I know there were stats on his goals. He was only involved in four games for us last season because of injury – two starts and two off the bench.

“He scored two and had a goal disallowed when he came on in the Nations League game. He had a very good World Cup.

“When you’re selecting a team, there’s half an eye on club form but also I don’t remember a game where he’s been really poor for us.”

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