As reported by The Sun, Jesse Lingard has renewed his Manchester United contract, now earning an incredible £95,000 per week. The paper says that his contract will run until 2021 with option of an extra year.
It’s an eye-watering amount of money for a player who has hardly been a regular first team starter this season. The winger has started just 9 Premier League games this season.
However, it seems he’s rated by Jose Mourinho and if The Sun are correct, he joins Fellaini as the latest to extend his contract at the club this January.
The England international now has the breathing room to grow into the Manchester United shirt, but now faces even more pressure to impress given he has reportedly tripled his salary.
Manchester United fans haven’t exactly been enthused by the news, many feeling it’s far too much money for a player who hasn’t particularly impressed for the Red Devils this term.
Does it send the wrong impression to Manchester United’s aspiring youth? Or is it simply good business?
United fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Jesse Lingard getting a contract worth £95,000 per week is disgraceful.
— Jim Stokes (@JimStokes_91) January 13, 2017
Money in Football is potty. Last Summer Jesse Lingard was linked with Bristol City. Now he's just signed a 95k a week contract.
— Liam Davies (@2iamdavies) January 13, 2017
First Fellaini now Lingard has a new contract. Next up Darmian.
— Shibani (@shibani_mufc) January 13, 2017
I don't know which is worse.
United triggering Fellaini's one year contract extension or,
United paying Lingard £95,000 a week.
— StudMuffin' (@Bbchilling) January 13, 2017
— Wilf (@ucheguccigoo) January 13, 2017
Happy to see Lingard getting a new contract. £95k a week is mad though!! It's no wonder we struggle to move players on with these high wages
— Alex (@Alex94_mufc) January 12, 2017
I have no problem with Lingard getting a new contract but those wages are outrageous £95000 per week for him is way over the top!!
— Ronnie (@MkhiPass) January 13, 2017
Lingard reportedly on 90,000 a week ???? don't know what's worse that or a four year contract.
— Martin Turner (@martthepest) January 13, 2017