Jesse Lingard makes decision on Manchester United future

Manchester Evening News have reported that Jesse Lingard, 29, has chosen to see out the remainder of his contract at Manchester United this season, and become a free agent afterwards.

The reports also claim that Manchester United are also not expecting any offers for the midfielder in the January window but would prefer to receive a transfer fee for Lingard instead of letting him leave for free.

However, if a transfer fee can be provided in the January window, Manchester United will peruse the offer.

Jesse Lingard came into this season with a lot of promise and hopes of making it finally with Manchester United. His six-month loan spell with West Ham United last season helped his confidence a lot and United fans were hoping he would get a bigger role this season.

It was not to be, as Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer ignored him for most of the season, only handing him a few minutes where he showed what he could actually being to the side.

It doesn’t look like any changes to his fortunes will be made under Rangnick either, and the midfielder has since been rumoured to be open to a January loan move.

The latest reports which claim that Lingard’s decision to finish the season with Manchester United is reported to be influenced by Ralf Rangnick’s comments some days ago.

The German manager stated that players who want to stay will stay, and those who want to leave will leave and that he sees no sense in convincing any player to do what they don’t want.

Conor Gallagher urged to learn from Lingard

Elsewhere, Chelsea midfielder on loan at Crystal Palace, Conor Gallagher, has been told to learn from Jesse Lingard’s ordeal at Manchester United.

The young midfielder has not had a chance to feature for Chelsea just yet but has shown the Blues’ fans what could be if given an opportunity.

His six goals for Crystal Palace currently puts him at the top of the Eagles’ goalscoring charts but his overall performance only serves to make his goals all the more impressive.

Rumours have claimed that Chelsea are looking at a possibility of recalling him from his loan to help strengthen their injury-ridden midfield. However, Sam Allardyce has advised him not to do it, using Jesse Lingard as an example.

“I’d want to come back and give it a go (at Chelsea) and I think on his form at the moment and you have to bear in mind now he made his England debut, he’s an England international,” Allardyce said.

“He would want to go back and try and get in the team but I think if you do that, you’ve got to play enough first team games because if you don’t you can easily fall backwards like Jesse Lingard.

“Staying at Man United I think has been a bad choice for him because he’s not been selected.

“While at West Ham he was one of the best goalscoring midfield players in the Premier League in his time there; now he’s sitting on the bench at Man United.

“So you have to be very careful on your choices at the right time and if you’re playing as much football as Conor’s playing now, and enjoying it more than ever with Palace then you want to continue that.

“If that’s not at Chelsea it can certainly be somewhere else in the Premier League I’m sure.”


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