Manchester United have reportedly activated a one-year extension clause in Jesse Lingard’s contract.
The Pink Devils midfielder is but to play a single minute of Premier League soccer this season and has been restricted to simply two Carabao Cup appearances.
Lingard’s deal was set to expire on the finish of the marketing campaign, nonetheless, it’s understood United have triggered one other yr in his contract.
The England worldwide has struggled for type for the reason that 2018 World Cup and has dropped additional down the Outdated Trafford pecking order because of the arrivals of Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Lingard has needed to self-isolate as a result of coronavirus on a couple of event not too long ago.
“He’s been working onerous in coaching,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“He’s been unlucky with having to isolate a couple of instances, been involved, or shut contact with Covid, not even having it himself.
“He’s been very unfortunate being away from the coaching floor a couple of instances. He works actually onerous.”
Final week, talkSPORT’s switch knowledgeable Alex Criminal revealed a United exit was ‘inevitable’ for Lingard both within the January or summer season switch window with quite a few Premier League golf equipment interested by signing him.
Criminal advised talkSPORT: “The issue for him whenever you have a look at the energy of the Man United bench on Sunday [against Leeds], is the membership appear to have moved on.
“In the meanwhile, he’s not a part of the journey. An exit both in January or the summer season is inevitable.
“There are many Premier League golf equipment keen to offer him the prospect to relaunch his profession.
“At this stage, I perceive Sheffield United are those who’re most eager. They’re in determined want of artistic spark, they’re actually struggling for objectives and wins this season.
“I do know Brighton’s technical director Dan Ashworth, who labored with Lingard at England, is a fan.
“Then there’s the David Moyes connection at West Ham. Newcastle and Steve Bruce are additionally paying shut consideration to his scenario.
“And what about Sam Allardyce? Would Lingard be the kind of participant that he believes may assist West Bromwich Albion keep within the Premier League?”