It was reported over the summer that Jose Mourinho was keen on handing Lingard, whose current contract expires at the end of next season, a brand new deal following his exploits during the 2015/16 campaign.
The 24-year-old, ever since his substitute appearance against Everton in October 2015, went on to cement himself in the first team under Louis van Gaal and has continued to impress this season, making 18 appearances in all competitions.
And according to The Sun‘s Neil Custis, Lingard has agreed a new deal with Man United.
Such a lucrative deal is no less than what Lingard deserves after a truly groundbreaking 2016. He has completed the rare journey from on-loan-at-various-Championship-clubs to first team regular, avoiding the all too common fate of settling somewhere else.
The winger, despite his heroics in the FA Cup final, has failed to fully endear himself to the entire United fanbase, with some questioning his lack of goals and assists from the right hand side. But nobody can fault the Englishman’s indefatigable work rate and overall dedication to the cause, and his presence in the United side will only reinforce Mourinho’s emphasis on raw energy and cold determination this season.