Jesse Lingard has reportedly signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United, with an option to extend it for a fifth year.
Among the many talented youngsters touted to become future superstars to emerge from the United academy in recent times, Jesse Lingard was perhaps the most under-rated of all talents. However, the Englishman has managed to carve a place for himself in the first-team setup at Old Trafford, something others have not been able to do.
Manchester United have now confirmed that the player has now signed a new four-year deal at the club, a bumper deal worth around £100,000 per-week.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 6, 2017
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 6, 2017
Manchester United fans welcomed the extension, with the fans recognising Lingard’s contribution to key moments, which adds credibility to the big-match player that he is.
— Mubeen Khan (@MubeenKhan96) April 6, 2017
Really pleased to see @JesseLingard get a new contract!
Great to see Academy players come through the system.
— Peter Bolton (@PeterBolton3) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard FC. pic.twitter.com/oCOUSGdH8S
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@ffsCenk) April 6, 2017
But a majority of people on Twitter saw the touted six-figure wage as a ridiculous amount for a mere squad player.
Jesse Lingard now earns more than David Alaba per week.
— Alex Chaffer (@AlexChaffer) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard knowing he’s on 100k a week now so he can drop 0/10 performances every game
— José (@MourinhoMindset) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard on a new contract worth 100k per week. That sentence sums up everything that is wrong with football.
— Jack McGrath (@Macajack92) April 6, 2017
BREAKING. Jose Mourinho is having a medical at Manchester United after agreeing to offer Jesse Lingard a new £100k a week contract
— Pie Sports Booze 🔞 (@piesportsbooze) April 6, 2017
The problem with modern football epitomised by Jesse Lingard earning 100k a week.
— Thrice Champions (@HTAFCPodcast) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard on £100,000 per week
Jesse Lingard ffs pic.twitter.com/rFmgedWb6L
— Skeems (@Skeems1) April 6, 2017
Jesse lingard being on 100k a week is everything wrong with modern football…
— Jonny (@Jonathangeldar1) April 6, 2017
£100,000 per-week for Jesse Lingard when he signs his new four-year contract. A good squad player, yes, but that is totally ridiculous.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 6, 2017
— Man Like Mesut (@_ManLikeMesut) April 6, 2017