KEY POINTS

  • Lingard scored the winner in Man Utd's 2-1 win over West Ham
  • He has just one year left on his current deal with Man Utd
  • Last week, his error had led to Man Utd's 2-1 loss in UCL

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly pressing for Jesse Lingard’s extension at Manchester United. 

Lingard is in Manchester United’s contract list along with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who has a credible record in the European transfer market. 

The 28-year-old midfielder has just one year left on his current deal with Manchester United. Lingard wishes to remain at Old Trafford and challenge for more regular game time, reported soccer website TEAMtalk

However, it was earlier reported that Lingard had turned down an extension with Manchester United as the English midfielder wants to be assured of enough opportunities before taking a final call regarding his future with the Red Devils. 

The last few days have been nothing but a roller coaster ride for Lingard in the red shirt. After scoring in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle in the league, an error from him cost the Red Devils their opening Champions League match as they ended up losing 2-1 to Swiss club Young Boys in Bern.

As Lingard received massive support from his teammates and boss Solskjaer, the young midfielder redeemed himself during Manchester United’s latest trip to London. He scored the winner in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over West Ham to help Solskjaer secure three crucial points in the Premier League. 

Jesse Lingard Manchester United's English midfielder Jesse Lingard (L) celebrates with Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (R) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester United at The London Stadium, in east London on September 19, 2021. Photo: Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images

In a post-match interview Sunday, Solskjaer heaped praises on Lingard, saying he has learned how to deal with ups and downs in soccer. 

"I'm so happy for him because you know it's ups and downs in football. He was low on Tuesday, now high again, he scored against Newcastle, you're up, you're down, you're up – but that's football. You have to live with it and Jesse has learned how to deal with ups and downs in football. It was a great goal. Of course, he had a tough evening on Tuesday but he’s knuckled down and worked hard again. He’s been the same bright, positive lad and what a goal. A great pass by Nemanja, a good turn by Jesse and a great goal," Solskjaer told Man Utd’s media after their 2-1 win over West Ham.