Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard is expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season and will not consider signing a new contract as “both parties are now ready to move on”, according to the reporter. Pete O’Rourke.
The Red Devils will enter a new era when Erik ten Hag moves into the dugout at the height of the campaign, but it looks like he won’t be able to include Lingard in his plans.
What’s the latest on Lingard?
Lingard may have been on Manchester United’s books since he was just seven years old, but it looks like he’s entered the final weeks of his time at Old Trafford.
The creative midfielder’s £80,000-a-week contract expires this summer and, as things stand, he won’t be putting pen to paper on a new deal.
Despite suggestions that ten Hag would like to speak with Lingard when he travels to the red half of Manchester from Ajax, the 29-year-old reportedly has no interest in talking to the Dutchman and is resigned to quitting. his childhood club.
It comes after Lingard was upset at not being given a goodbye to Old Trafford in the Red Devils’ final home game of the season as they defeated Brentford on Monday, prompting an outburst from his brother.
Lingard is now said to be at the center of a showdown between Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Newcastle United as they all battle for his signature.
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What did Pete O’Rourke say about Lingard?
O’Rourke was shocked Ralf Rangnick, who was appointed Manchester United caretaker manager last November, failed to give Lingard a chance to say goodbye to Red Devils fans by offering him a substitute appearance against Brentford.
However, the journalist believes the 32-cap England international is ready to part ways with his boyhood club.
O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “It was a little surprising that the gesture wasn’t made for Jesse Lingard to have that opportunity.
“But I think both sides are now ready to move on, with Lingard at a new club and Manchester United starting a new regime under Erik ten Hag.”
Was Lingard successful at Old Trafford?
Lingard may have found his opportunities limited in recent years, playing just 548 minutes this season, but there’s no doubt he’s made his mark at Manchester United.
During 232 appearances, the academy graduate registered 35 goals and 21 assists, underlining what a threat he was in the final third of the pitch.
Lingard also won the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Europa League and Community Shield, so he had many memorable moments with the Red Devils.