Jesse Lingard has rejected a new contract offer from Manchester United, reports claim.
Jesse Lingard is in the final year of his current Old Trafford deal which expires in June 2022.
The England man was out of favour at United for the first half of last season, resulting in a loan move to West Ham.
Lingard was rejuvenated with the Hammers, playing a key role in the London club’s tilt for the Champions League spots.
They fell short in the end, qualifying for the Europa League instead, but the 28-year-old’s performances still registered plenty of praise.
As such, Lingard opted against a permanent move to the London Stadium this summer in a bid to re-establish himself as a starter at Manchester United.
However, he’s only played 4 minutes of football for the Red Devils this term, those coming off the bench in a 1-1 Premier League draw with Southampton.
Despite his fallow game time, Lingard was selected for the England squad for the September internationals and bagged a brace in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Andorra recently.
If ‘JLingz’ was concerned over a lack of minutes already this season, the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United will no doubt inflate those worries.
But, with Carabao Cup and Champions League fixtures to come in the next fortnight for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, the forward may well see an upturn in on-field action.
Despite limited game time, Manchester United did decide to offer Lingard a new contract at the club but the player has rejected the deal.
That’s according to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone, who cites Ronaldo’s arrival at the Theatre of Dreams as playing a factor in the Lingard contract snub.