Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hoped England midfielder Jesse Lingard will renew his contract with the club.
The 28-year-old scored nine goals in 16 appearances for West Ham during his loan spell in the second half of last season. He will be out of contract with the Red Devils after this season.
With Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho both signed in the summer, Lingard has been linked with a permanent move to the London Stadium amid the turmoil. Worried that the good players will rarely get the opportunity to play on the field.
But Lingard returned to show impressive form. Just last month, he netted the winner in United’s 2-1 win over the Hammers and also netted in a 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle.
“Jesse started the season well, he went on the pitch and scored goals for us. That is very important to us,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“We want to extend the contract with him. We see him as a key player. it depends on him Maybe it’s up to me to give him more opportunities to play. because he deserves it.”
“Hopefully we can come to an agreement with Jesse because we have really highly evaluated him.”
Lingard’s contract expires at the end of the season and the 28-year-old will be free to talk to foreign clubs about a free transfer as early as January.
The United academy product flourished on loan at West Ham last term – and returns to the London Stadium with United on Sunday – but has fallen under the spotlight for his part in United’s loss to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday. According to reports by ufabet