Why Manchester United are set to extend Lingard’s contract

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Manchester United are ready to trigger the one-year contract extension clause in Jesse Lingard’s deal in order to preserve his transfer value.

The England is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with an exit out of the club. The club are looking to extend his contract by a further 12 months, to make sure his market value of £25million is kept.

The player is uncertain about his United future especially with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaving him out of the squad for Saturday’s defeat to Palace and apparently not having him in his first-team plans this season.

Lingard who came through the Old Trafford academy has kept himself in impressive shape over the off-season.

He made 22 appearances in the Premier League in the last campaign, but the majority were from the bench.