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Man Utd ace confirms contract talks despite problematic negotiations

Man Utd ace Jesse Lingard has confirmed that he is still holding contract talks with the club and clearly the desire is there to commit his future.

The 24-year-old has faced fierce competition for places this season and has been limited to just 15 appearances for United in all competitions.

With goals in the Community Shield and EFL Cup final, he has picked his time to score crucial goals, and despite the lack of playing time across the campaign, he has insisted that he wants to continue with the Red Devils.

“The contract is still ongoing with talks at the moment,” the England international said, as reported by Sky Sports. “I enjoy playing for Man United and my heart is at Man United.

“There’s a lot of competition for places but I think that’s good for the group. It’s always good to have great players around you.

“It’s always good to have that hunger to try to break into that team.”

It’s a positive approach to have, but ultimately Lingard will want to be playing more regularly and he’ll have to force Jose Mourinho’s hand to push himself up the pecking order by taking his opportunities when he receives them.

Having come through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, supporters will always be pleased to see him develop and improve into key parts of the senior squad, and it looks as though provided United reciprocate the feeling, Lingard will likely commit his long-term future to the club sooner rather than later.

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