Ighalo Causes Man Utd To Put Jesse Lingard On Sale

Ighalo Causes Man Utd To Put Jesse Lingard On Sale

Jesse Lingard will most likely be sold by Manchester United this summer, according to Goal who claim he has lost the confidence of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The England international has been relegated to a back-up role since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January  while  the loan move for Odion Ighalo has given Ole another option across the front three.

That has meant that Lingard is now only considered for less important  matches.

Lingard has recruited Mino Raiola as his new agent, which has made a move in the next transfer window far more likely.

The 27-year-old forward has a contract that runs until 2021 and little progress has been made on an extension.

Raiola is also far from a popular figure at United after his attempts to secure a move away for one of his other clients, Paul Pogba.

United are planning on bringing in at least one of Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and James Maddison in the summer as they anticipate the exit of Pogba to Real Madrid or Juventus.

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If the Red Devils plan to add another attacking midfielder and potentially another striker to the squad, that would force Lingard further down the pecking order and would make him a candidate to raise funds for the planned rebuild.

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