Manchester United Looking To Renew Contracts Of Lingard And Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba comes on as a substitute to replace Jesse Lingard.

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Manchester United has been the subject of heavy criticism as of late. In particular, the club’s summer business was hailed to be inadequate to fulfill their requirements.

This is a facet that is becoming quite evident this early on in the season itself as injuries have shown just how thin their options are, particularly in offensive and attacking midfield positions.

At the same time, the club is also keen on keeping their key talents at Old Trafford. Earlier this week, the contracts of Victor Lindelof and David De Gea were renewed, penning two crucial cogs of their defense to long-term deals.

Now, the Mancunian giants may be looking to do more of the same.

As per the Evening Standard, Manchester United are looking to renew the contracts of up to three more players including Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, and Mason Greenwood.

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Of these, the push for Pogba’s renewal is obvious as the Frenchman has been the subject of much interest over the summer and it is believed that he himself is looking for an exit. It is unclear whether Pogba will commit to the deal, however.

As for Jesse Lingard, it is believed that United are eager on making him a long-term part of the squad as his existing deal runs closer to the half-way mark. Incidentally, the Englishman has been the subject of much criticism as of recent, particularly due to his perceived inability to be creative as a central attacking midfielder.

Lastly, Mason Greenwood’s brilliance in rising through the ranks could be the reason to make him the subject of a long-term extension as well. While the report holds that such a move comes largely to ward off interest from other sides in Europe, it is evident that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer values him highly and hopes to make him a significant part of his lineup.