Man Utd’s 23-year-old set to be handed new contract following poor derby day display

Manchester United Football Club have made a decent start to life under Jose Mourinho, winning three out of their first four Premier League games, and sitting in third position in the table. One man who our new gaffer seems to trust a lot is Jesse Lingard.

The English winger was named in Mourinho’s first competitive XI at Wembley in the Community Shield; a game in which he scored a real corker of a goal. However, he missed the next few games due to an injury, but came back into the side to take on Manchester City.

In the game against Guardiola’s men, Lingard struggled massively and found himself substituted at half-time. That obviously hasn’t deterred Jose Mourinho though, and according to ESPN, the 23-year-old is set to be handed a new contract.

Lingard already has close to two-years to run on his current contract, but this is a real show of faith in him from our Portuguese manager. Talks are believed to be well underway, and a deal should be finalised soon.

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