Manchester United has told rising star Jesse Lingard that for now at least he can forget about asking for a new contract.
Lingard has come out of the dark at Old Trafford to emerge as one of the clubs brightest upcoming stars in recent weeks helping to inspire the Red Devils to attain two crucial wins against CSKA Moscow and last weekend at home to West Brom with the most perfect of finishes that has him now being tipped to receive a call to Roy Hodgson’s England team.
In what may seem ironic in a team laced with highly paid players the 22-year-old attacking midfielder remains the lowest paid, making just £8,000 per-week mainly due to the fact that the Warrington born player has been on the club books since he was just seven-years-old.
Despite the huge difference in his salary to others in LVG’s squad Lingard has been told he must wait before cashing in on his new found first-team place.
A senior club source said: “We are aware of how talented Jesse is, which is why we gave him a new deal earlier this year.
“There are no plans to sit down with him and discuss another new deal. The most important thing is that he continues to make progress.”
Meanwhile Memphis Depay who was signed during the summer from PSV Eindhoven for £26 million has found himself replaced by Lingard in the United starting line-up has found the Premiership more difficult than he at first thought saying:”It’s of course difficult when you’re on the bench but it’s going better right now and it’s also going better on the training pitch.
“So if I get my chance to play, I will take it.
“I think lots of things changed. I’m in a new club right now, it’s a different level, compared to the Dutch league.
“Such things are playing a big role and you’re trying to find your way and it was a bit easy at the start but then I fell back and you could see it in the way I played.”