Solskjaer insists he wants Lingard to renew his contract. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he wants Jesse Lingard to stay at the club. After the current contract expires after the end of this season.
Lingard had been in excellent form with West Ham United on loan in the second half of last season. The 28-year-old midfielder returned to Solskjaer’s squad and scored in the 4-1 win over Newcastle last weekend. But turned out to be the villain in the Champions League defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday.
“He only has a contract this season. The club was talking to him and his father. And we look at him as a future Manchester United player as well.”
“Jessie, come back with us. After having a great time with West Ham, he showed his potential. He returned to the England team. and score goals for the England national team.”
Solskjaer insists he wants Jesse Lingard to renew his contract
“We will see the best from Jesse this season, we hope to see him. we support him And we hope to keep him here with us,” Solskjaer said.
The attacking midfielder has been back with United in pre-season but talk continues over a potential move to the Hammers or elsewhere.
“I think Jesse’s first priority is to get into our team,” Solskjaer said when asked about the impact of Lingard’s playing time on his England hopes.
“I think whenever your employer is Man United, I think that’s your first priority. It always is and I think together we can have great moments.
“Of course, as a manager, with players and a squad like I’ve got now it’s difficult. It’s difficult to say that ‘this weekend you’re not playing’ because I’ve got to leave players out – never mind from the starting 11, even from the squad.
“But they’ll all have to remember and know that they’re going to have to play a part if we’re going to be successful.