Jesse Lingard rejects new Man Utd deal
England striker Jesse Lingard has rejected a new contract offer from Manchester United.
Reports say that Lingard is concerned about how much playing time he is likely to get this season, especially with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lingard, who scored twice in Sunday’s World Cup win against Andorra, had an impressive spell during a loan at West Ham last season.
The England international scored nine goals in sixteen appearances for the Hammers.
The 28-year-old’s current United deal runs out at the end of the season.
Lingard did have offers to move in the summer, with West Ham especially keen for him to return.
He has just four minutes of Premier League action under his belt so far this term, coming off the bench in the draw at Southampton last month.
However, it will become more apparent how much he is likely to be used by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the next three weeks, during which time United open their Champions League and Carabao Cup campaigns, in addition to playing four league matches.