• Lingard reportedly wants to stay at Man Utd and not move to Arsenal
  • Man Utd could sell him to bring in their target man, Jadon Sancho
  • Man Utd are currently placed fifth in Premier League

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard reportedly is not interested in moving to Arsenal and wants to revive his career at Old Trafford.

Lingard has not played a significant role this season having scored just twice in as many as 35 appearances for Man Utd across competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spent $57 million this January to bring in the talented Bruno Fernandes and that meant, he would have a summer budget of around $184m. It goes without saying that he would look to raise the funds to make more useful signings ahead of the new season. Earlier, the Norwegian boss had said that the club is just a few signings away from once again challenging for the Premier League title, which they last won in 2013.

Lingard, who graduated from Man Utd’s famous youth academy, is aware that his career with the Red Devils is more or less done. In order to rope in Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, Man Utd have decided to let go of Lingard, who is reportedly valued around $36m.

The likes of Arsenal and Everton have shown interest in signing the 27-year-old midfielder ahead of the 2020-21 season. There have been reports that Lingard will mostly head to London as Mikel Arteta is eager to sign a versatile midfielder in the upcoming summer transfer window. Moreover, Lingard has his history with the Emirates Stadium. Lingard infamously produced the "Milly Rock" celebration during Man Utd’s 3-1 victory back in December 2017 when he also moonwalked on the Emirates turf.

Lingard recently joined hands with his new agent, Mino Raiola, who also handles his teammate Paul Pogba and that move gave a hint that the former could be looking to move away from Man Utd. However, has reported that Lingard is pushing himself to save his place at Old Trafford as he still has a year remaining in his $135,000-a-week contract, which can be further extended by a year if Solskjaer wants.

Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard volleys against Joe Hart's crossbar in Manchester United's goalless draw with Manchester City. Reuters

Man Utd currently are placed fifth in the table but are just three points away from fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League. Currently, soccer across the globe is suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Premier League, which was supposed to resume from April 30, has announced that it won’t happen and there is no clear information about the league’s restart date.