England international forward Jesse Lingard has reportedly agreed a new four-year contract at Manchester United.
The 24-year-old, who has four international caps for the Three Lions, has scored five goals and provided three assists in 29 appearances in all competitions for The Red Devils so far this season.
Lingard has just over a year left on his current deal at Old Trafford, and United were keen to tie him down to a new contract, having developed the forward since he joined the Premier League giants at the age of seven.
Despite the winger becoming a regular under manager Jose Mourinho this campaign, United fans took to Twitter to slate the club’s decision to reward the youth graduate with a whopping wage packet of £100,000-a-week …
Nah sorry, I’d rather Lingard left on a free than earned 100k a week
— Jamie (@JamieSmart93) April 6, 2017
Waste of Money
Jesse Lingard’s New contract#mufc
— YJ (@GgmuYj) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard contract was up in a year. Had to offer him something. 100k a week is ridiculous but that’s the English premium. #MUFC
— MufcJames (@JdotJames123) April 6, 2017
— CalMitch (@mitchell_calum) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard agrees new 4 year deal worth £100k-a-week. (sky sports). #MUFC
Give me 1k-a-week and I’ll do wonders.
— Usama Azam (@azam_usama) April 6, 2017
Also just heard that Jesse Lingard is going to be getting 100k a week, decent player, not worth that though. #MUFC
— cody lemontoes (@CodysGraphic) April 6, 2017
— ㅤ (@TheMUFCVoice) April 6, 2017
Andreas Pereira > Jesse Lingard #mufc
— sweet architect (@IamLeBzini) April 6, 2017
£100,000 a week for Jesse Lingard? What Ed Woodward been smoking up there? #mufc
— Andrew Amoth (@Andy_Amoth) April 6, 2017