Jesse Lingard has signed a new deal with Manchester United today that will keep him at the club for another four years. His new contract is believed to be worth £100,000-a-week.
Having confirmed his future is at the club, Lingard has reflected on what it means to play for his boyhood team.
Manchester United has always been a big part of my life. I have been with the club since the age of seven and I feel great pride every time I pull the shirt on. To have scored in two cup finals for my boyhood club were immensely proud moments for me and my family.
As a team, we have already won a major trophy this season and I look forward to helping us win many more under this great manager. I would like to say a special thank you to the fans for the great support they have always given me and the team.
Jose Mourinho has sung Lingard’s praises and revealed how happy he is that Lingard is staying put.
Jesse has been with the club since the age of seven. He has good intelligence which, when combined with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a great future ahead of him. Jesse is a popular member of the squad and I am delighted he has signed a new contract.