Official – Chelsea and Arsenal target agrees 4-year contract with Manchester United


Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard has agreed a bumper new contract where he will be reportedly paid £100,000-per-week.

Chelsea and Arsenal were keeping a close eye on Lingard who looked to be heading out of the club as he has failed to nail down a regular role under the manager Jose Mourinho.

A report in The Sunday People last month suggested that Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal were keeping an eye on his contract situation.

Lingard expressed his delight at signing the new contract and said: “I enjoy playing for Man United and my heart is at Man United.

“There’s a lot of competition for places but I think that’s good for the group. It’s always good to have great players around you.

“You have to battle for your place and it makes you more hungry on the training pitch and you know when you get your chance, you have to take it.

“The likes of Mkhitaryan, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic, [Paul] Pogba, big names in our team, its always good to look up to them and see what they achieved and obviously we gain that experience off them and learn off them, especially the young players.

“It’s always good to have that hunger to try and to break into that team.”