Man United preparing long-term contract for £75,000-a-week attacker

Jesse Lingard made headlines this week for all the wrong reasons, gifting Young Boys a last-minute winner. Man United lost their opening UCL group match courtesy of that, and the attacker got criticised for his decision making in a tense situation.

England international was in the news all summer long, as his future was called into question, with West Ham United very keen on signing the attacker permanently. Jesse spent a successful six-month loan with the Hammers as his nine goals ensured they qualified for the UEL.

Despite interest from the Irons to make his transfer permanent, Lingard remained put at Man United even though there is intense competition for places. The decision might have stemmed from the Norwegian manager’s insistence of including him in his plans and backing his claim by playing him regularly during pre-season matches.

The Norwegian coach has suggested the 28-year-old winger could be offered a new deal based on his displays this campaign. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always backed the English attacker, and it will be interesting to see Jesse’s reaction if he was asked to extend his remain, with his deal running out next summer.

There will be interest from many teams if he decides to leave the Red Devils, with the Irons probably frontrunners. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about Jesse’s situation after the attacker came into focus following his error with Young Boys.

England international sure does have plenty of quality to star in any other club in the PL or Europe. However, at Man United, his form has dipped in recent campaigns.