Manchester United Football Club have started the season is rather poor fashion – which was made all the more disappointing after a 4-0 opening day victory against Chelsea…
The Red Devils have been unlucky in some aspects of games, though the overriding feeling is that United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have fared better.
Amongst those taking the most individual stick are Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard.
The former has made a couple of defensive errors that has led to opposing goals, while the latter just hasn’t had any positive influence on games whatsoever…
Well, according to journalist Nicolo Schira, United are working on contract renewals for the two underperforming stars. They want to get them both tied down until 2024 and talks remain ongoing.
Considering the fact that David de Gea is yet to sign a new deal, while Angel Gomes is another whose contract expires this summer, the fact that United are working on new deals for these two tells you everything you need to know about the club at the moment.
Players with ambition aren’t refusing to commit to new long-term deals and to be honest, can you really blame them? On the other hand, struggling stars who are getting overpaid are seemingly all-too-willing to sign on the dotted line.
I mean, I sort of get the Lindelof renewal as Barcelona were apparently sniffing around for his signature during the summer, but Lingard? He hasn’t been anywhere near good enough since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge.