Manchester United are reportedly in advanced talks with Jesse Lingard over a new contract. The winger is a product of the famous United academy which has produced the legendary “Class of 92”.
United are keen to extend the contract of Lingard, as they believe in the player’s potential to develop into a world beater. It has to be noted that the 23-year-old scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final victory over Crystal Palace last season, according to ESPN.
Talks between the club and the player have been ongoing for some time now. The United hierarchy is confident however that a deal would be finalized soon.
Lingard recently started for United against city rivals Manchester City in the recently concluded derby. The Red Devils lost the match 2-1 and Lingard was one of the players tipped to have under performed. He was substituted at half-time.
Lingard, who still has two years left on his current United contract is one of the prospective youth products from the Red Devils academy in recent years. The man from Warrington, England has spent various loan spells at Birmingham, Leicester and Brighton before being a regular at Old Trafford, last season.
Lingard started the new season under manager Jose Mourinho brilliantly as he scored in the Community Shield against Leicester City. However, an injury saw him miss the initial three games of the Premier League season.
The player is highly rated by Mourinho as well and despite his poor performance in the Manchester Derby, is a brilliant prospect for the future.
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