The 23-year-old Englishman had his contract talks stopped after the sacking of Louis Van Gaal, but the new boss, Jose Mourinho, is looking to award the youngster a new long-term contract with the Red Devils, according to reports from The Mirror.
Jesse has been long overdue for a contract upgrade, after his impressive performances in the 2015-16 season. He flourished under Louis Van Gaal, and even scored the crucial goal that won Manchester United the FA Cup trophy.
Reports suggest that Lingard’s new contract will earn him at least £40,000 a week (about £1.7 million annually), although the duration of the new contract has not yet been revealed.
It is also believed that the youngster generated interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, and West Ham. But, a new long-term contract will be sure to scare off potential transfers.
Jesse made 40 appearances for Manchester United last season, scoring six times and making a huge impact on the squad.
The 23-year-old also made an appearance in Jose Mourinho’s first match in charge of the Red Devils.
However, the Mirror also report that Manchester United’s Argentine defender – Marcos Rojo – could be on his way out of England. The World Cup runner-up has been linked with a move to Villarreal. The Spanish club has supposedly enquired about the 26-year-old.
Rojo is able to play in a central defensive position, as well as a left-back. Jose Mourinho already has the likes of Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, and Chris Smalling. And with the recovery of Luke Shaw, Marcos may be deemed unnecessary to Jose’s requirements.
The Mirror report that Villarreal will be looking to take the 26-year-old on loan, meaning that Jose will have to make a decision on whether he would like to keep the Argentine or not.
Marcos Rojo arrived in England 2 years ago, when Manchester United paid £16 million to secure his services – right after he helped his nation to the FIFA World Cup final.