Manchester United fans don’t seem very happy about Jesse Lingard being reportedly on the verge of a new contract.
The England international, 26, has not scored or assisted a goal for eight months and fans are questioning why he should be rewarded with an improved deal.
But manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made his admiration for Lingard known since arriving in December following José Mourinho’s dismissal.
Reports of a new deal for Lingard being a priority was reported by The Sun — as well as for starlet Mason Greenwood — emerged this week following extensions for David de Gea and Victor Lindelof.
All of these players must be happy with Solskjaer if they’re all willing to commit their long-term futures to Old Trafford.
Lingard is halfway through a four-year deal which he signed in 2017 when Mourinho was in charge, but there is the option to extend it by an additional 12 months.
A number of United fans took to Twitter after hearing the latest on Lingard and they don’t sound very pleased.
Contract renewal for Lingard a priority??? pic.twitter.com/j03CWwi4ZX
— AM9 (@UtdAlves) September 18, 2019
Lingard about to get a new contract.
United fans : pic.twitter.com/lM8xeGxZKh
— Eddie Mo! (@shyboyeddie) September 19, 2019
Jesse Lingard ➡️ extended contract at Man Utd.
Man Utd fans right now.. pic.twitter.com/Gsu2uqlajs
— FOOTBALL FANS STUFF (@FFS_Transfer) September 10, 2019
No contract for lingard……. Swap him with Madison or Sancho.
— Dex Nana Kwasi Signal (@KwasiDex) September 19, 2019
How’s Lingard a priority? 🤣 🤣
Ask him one day before contract end date, he’ll sign it https://t.co/bTl4GUtZFO
— Veez (@the_WISH_utd) September 19, 2019
Jesse Lingard’s contract ✔️
Ander Herrera ❌
Uno this club is finished.#Glazersout
— Attack The Glazers 🔰🛑 (@Alajooo10) September 19, 2019
United take on FK Astana in their Europa League opener tonight and Lingard is expected to feature at some stage.