Manchester United will offer Jesse Lingard a new contract.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has continued his excellent club form with the England national team at the World Cup and is now seen as an undisputed starter in both camps.
Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the fleet-footed forward and sees him as a vital member of his squad.
Despite signing a new contract in April of last year, Lingard has impressed since that time, with the player becoming one of United’s best performers in the outgone campaign, scoring 13 times and creating a further seven in 48 matches. The Sun report that Lingard will be offered the new terms worth £150,000 per week after the World Cup.
He scored a brilliant goal in England’s 6-1 mauling of Panama and is expected to feature from the start in tomorrow’s crunch game against Sweden.
Lingard’s rise to his present level has been nothing short of phenomenal, as in the early part of his career, it felt that he wouldn’t cut it at the top level. However, he has worked hard at his game and will continue to get better.
United know that if his performances continue to be consistent, he might start attracting glances from around Europe. Lingard’s development was late, as he went on loan to different Championship outfits before establishing himself last season.
He is starting to earn the reputation of being a goalscoring midfielder and is blessed with blistering pace and amazing technical ability.
He has made 131 appearances for us, scoring 24 times in the process, since making his debut in the 2014/15 campaign under Louis Van Gaal.
Lingard can play as a central attacking midfielder but can also do a decent job out wide due to his selfless mentality. His new contract is reward for the hard work he has put in his game in the last one year.