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JESSE LINGARD SIGNS NEW DEAL

Manchester United forward, Jesse Lingard has signed a new four year deal that will keep him at the club till 2021.

The England international has one year left on his current contract and GhanaMansports.com sources claim, he will be earning about £100,000 a week.

Lingard joined Manchester United’s academy at age seven and was given his first professional contract in 2011.

He establishes himself in the United’s first team squad under Louis Van Gaal and has been a regular since. He scored his first goal for the season in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside last month.

Lingard made indication of signing a new contract last month when he was asked about his contract. He said;

“I enjoy playing for Man United and my heart is at Man United.”

“There’s a lot of competition for places but I think that’s good for the group. It’s always good to have great players around you.

“You have to battle for your place and it makes you more hungry on the training pitch and you know when you get your chance, you have to take it.

“The likes of [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic], [Paul] Pogba, big names in our team, it always good to look up to them and see what they have achieved and obviously we gain that experience off them and learn off them, especially the young players.

“It’s always good to have that hunger to try to break into that team.”

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