Manchester United and England star Jesse Lingard have refused to sign a new contract with the Old Trafford side. The player’s future with the club is now in doubt after talks over a new contract collapsed. The 28-year-old’s present deal will expire next summer, and United hoped to extend the England midfielder’s time at Old Trafford following an excellent loan spell at West Ham in the second half of last season.
Jesse Lingard Future with United in Doubt
Jesse Lingard has opted to stay at Manchester United this season even though six clubs asked about his services, he was hoping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would give him playing time, but the manager has failed in that regard. Instead of more games, Lingard has started just one game all season, the EFL Cup defeat by West Ham in September.
He has also made seven substitute appearances, totalling 76 minutes which is not even up to a full match playing time. It means he has had more game time for England during the current campaign than United, even though he lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup qualifying victories against Albania and San Marino.
Jesse Lingard is one of a number of players left confused by Solskjaer’s decision not to give more players a chance. United will play Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday and then Chelsea on Sunday, 28 November.
It is understood that under the circumstances, Lingard, who has been with United since he was seven, sees little point in seeking further talks and will hope to secure a loan move in January.