Establishing himself as an important player, Lingard earns new deal

Jesse Lingard has been rewarded for some exceptional performances in recent seasons for Manchester United with a bumper new deal that triples his wage, according to The Sun.

What’s the word?

Following a contract stand-off last month, Jesse Lingard has earned the new deal he craved at Old Trafford and has trebled his wages to around £95k-a-week, extending his stay with the Manchester giants to 2021 and possessing the option of an additional year.

Previously on £30k-a-week, United had previously offered to double that figure but Lingard’s impression on Jose Mourinho has led to a bumper deal, securing his future to the Red Devils and ending speculation over his future.

Entering the final 18 months on his current deal, United were keen to ensure he did not enter the final year of that contract after the 24-year-old became an important member of the squad following his rise last season.

Under Louis Van Gaal, Lingaard earned 33 first-team opportunities last year and ousted £30m signing Memphis Depay from the first-team, before adding another 18 appearances this season under Mourinh0- 12 of which have been starts.

How important is the deal?

Jesse Lingard may not be the biggest name amongst Manchester United’s ranks but his appearances over the past few seasons show his importance to the side. Whilst he’s only made 11 Premier League appearances this season, and is yet to find the net, he remains a crucial asset for Mourinho.

The fact that Adnan Januzaj and Memphis Depay both look to be at the end of their time at Manchester United is a testament to the performances Lingard has put in, as the duo were previously excelling in the first-team and looked set to stay for the long-term.

Now though, with this latest deal, United have an excellent looking front line for the foreseeable future with Lingard potentially lining up with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for years to come.

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