Man United closing in on agreement with electric 23-year-old

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is ready to pen a new deal with the club, according to the Sunday People.

Despite struggling in a thrilling Manchester derby yesterday, the academy graduate has forced his way into the first-team fold over recent months.

One of the few shining lights of the Louis van Gaal era, the 23-year-old was dragged at half-time as Pep Guardiola’s City side ran a muck at Old Trafford in the first half.

It was his first appearance since he scored in Jose Mourinho’s first competitive win against Leicester City on August 7th.

The report claims the club are closing in on a four-year deal with his lawyers and an agreement is expected shortly.

Progressing through the Red Devils’ academy, the former England under-21 international has spent time on loan at the likes of Derby and Brighton.

Now, he is an established member of the first-team and largely kept £25m man Memphis Depay out of the side towards the end of last season, scoring the winner in the FA Cup final.