Manchester United are set to hand one their highest profile stars an improved contract, some fans are shocked by the news considering the ace’s mediocre performances.
According to The Sun, Manchester United are ready to extend the contract of England international Jesse Lingard, the charismatic star will also be given a pay rise, which will see him earn £130,000-a-week.
Lingard looks set to earn a pay rise of more than a quarter, as per the Mirror, the England international currently earns £100,000-a-week.
It’s understood that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the versatile attacking-midfielder as a key part of his squad and the Norwegian has set his sights on tying down the ace – who still has two years to run on his current deal.
Solskjaer has a massive rebuild on his hands at Old Trafford this summer, the 46-year-old is tasked with turning around the fortunes of an underperforming side, the United legend needs to completely transform his squad by adding players this summer that can help return United to their former glory.
Check out some reaction to news of Lingard’s potential pay rise:
Taking the piss? What is this @ManUtd ?
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) June 8, 2019
You mean @ManUtd is offering £130k per week for having only one good game against arsenal each season?
— Lomon (@lomon_) June 8, 2019
Why!!!! He is a novelty piece!!! He’s not a starter
— ?ichael ?. (@aimonas1) June 8, 2019
— Cathy McDonald (@cathymcd88) June 8, 2019
130k per week, for Jesse lingard….. wow…. Its comedy time, isn’t it? , first mata, now our dance instructor, next up would be Marcos Rojo, I guess
— Gifted_Hands (@Darinzze) June 8, 2019
— benjie ? (@BenUrey51) June 8, 2019
— Simon? (@SimonBell3) June 8, 2019
My club is a joke!
— Mo!?? (@Pricey_Mona) June 8, 2019
He is an average player . United are going nowhere fast .
— jamie arnold (@JaArnoldj708) June 8, 2019
No wonder this team is going nowhere, all under performing players are given new contracts
— Bernard lufuno Mudau (@BernardMudau) June 8, 2019
— Si Dunning (@Grun77) June 8, 2019
Lingard has certainly developed into a useful player for United, but with just six goal contributions in 35 appearances across all competitions – handing the star a new and improved contract should hardly be a priority for United’s hierarchy.