Jesse Lingard: Manchester United midfielder close to new £100,000-a-week deal


Lingard (centre) celebrates winning the EFL Cup against Southampton in February

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is close to agreeing a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old England international has been in talks with the club for a number of weeks over a deal that could earn him £100,000 a week.

Lingard joined United as an eight-year-old and has made 70 appearances and won four England caps.

He holds the rare distinction of scoring in three successive games for his club at Wembley.

After netting the winner in last season’s FA Cup final at Wembley, Lingard also scored against Leicester in the Community Shield and Southampton as United won the EFL Cup in February.

Lingard had spells on loan at Leicester, Birmingham and Brighton before he was given his first-team debut by Louis van Gaal against Swansea, in the opening game of the 2014-15 season.

This season he has played 29 times under Jose Mourinho, scoring five goals.

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