Manchester United will not sell Jesse Lingard this summer
The 27-year-old’s time at the club looked to be over after a disappointing campaign last time around. He scored just thrice all season, one of them being the second goal that guaranteed a top-four finish at Leicester.
It was a forgettable season for the player who also had to deal with off-field problems. A popular figure in the United dressing room, he now looks set to stay on at the club.
According to a report by the Metro, it could be an instance of the club attempting to hide the fact that no suitable offer was made for the Englishman.
This would be in line with comments made by Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports. He had claimed that the club were finding it difficult to offload their fringe players.
The likes of Chris Smalling, Andreas Pereira, Phil Jones, and Marcos Rojo are all available but United have found it difficult to sell them.
Smalling has attracted interest from Roma with all parties keen to do business. However United are unhappy with the Italian side’s bid for the defender. (h/t Sky Sports)
No lack of interest?
The player’s agent has held talks regarding his future, with several English and non-English clubs. Lingard for his part is also yet to be convinced that his future lies elsewhere. (h/t Sky Sports)
The 27-year-old has one year left on his current deal at the Theatre of Dreams. United however do have the option of extending it by a further year.
Lingard made his first start of the season against Luton Town in the Carabao Cup third-round clash earlier this week.
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Lingard is far from guaranteed to play regularly next season. However, the decision of whether to stay or go rests in the player’s hands.
He has not played for England since 2019. With the Euros set for next summer, he will have to make a decision if he is serious about making it to Gareth Southgate’s squad.