On the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano has been speaking about contract matters related to Manchester United.
Can Lingard become a starter at Man Utd?
Discussing the Englishman’s future with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, Romano had the following update to provide on a potential new deal for the midfielder.
“Let me mention Jesse Lingard, because he was scoring a key goal for Manchester United against West Ham, and at the moment the feeling is that he has chances to extend the contract.
“It’s not agreed yet, because the opening proposal was turned down and was not accepted, but they are still negotiating – United and Lingard’s side with his father; Mino Raiola is no longer his agent.
“Let’s see if they will be able to find a way, but I think now the atmosphere around Lingard is really positive.”
TIF Thoughts on Lingard’s future…
Since returning to his parent club, Lingard has only played 63 minutes of football for the Red Devils, with all of those appearances coming as a substitute.
Although West Ham could not offer the midfielder Champions League football, we thought the Hammers would’ve offered Lingard a great opportunity to leave Old Trafford permanently to play regularly in the first team.
However, according to Romano, the 28-year-old must see a future at the Theatre of Dreams despite the high level of competition at United in the shape of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.