Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Jesse Lingard to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he wants Jesse Lingard to sign a new contract and stay at the club.

While he’s enjoyed some bright moments to start the new campaign, the most memorable run of Jesse Lingard’s career in the last few years came when he went out on loan to West Ham United. The Englishman won Player of the Month & Goal of the Month in April and scored nine goals in just 16 appearances, playing a major role in getting the Hammers back into the Europa League.

The 28-year-old is eager to push forward with his career and work his way into the England setup for next year’s World Cup, and as per Solskjaer, the Red Devils want to help him on that journey – even with Barcelona, AC Milan and Newcastle all being linked with a move to sign him.

Will he stay or will he go?

“Jesse has had a good start to the season, of course,” Solskjaer said. “He’s come on and scored a few goals for us, that’s been very important for us.

“He knows what we want, we want to prolong his contract, we see him as an important player for us, it’s obviously up to him to get more playing time, it may be up to me giving him more playing time because he deserves to but every time I pick a team, I have to leave some players out.

“Hopefully we can get a deal sorted for Jesse because we really rate him, he’s a top player and top person who’s good to have around the club.”

Lingard, who is out of contract in June, will hope to play a role when United take on Leicester City tomorrow afternoon.

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