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Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard is willing to ask to leave the club amid doubts about his long-term future at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old has struggled to play on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side of late, although he is reportedly still open to staying, according to Team talk.
However, the report explains that Lingard is eager for Man Utd to decide whether to take the option to extend his contract and that, ideally, he would like to know what is happening in January.
Lingard is also linked with various Premier League clubs in the Team Talk report, as well as the renowned Scottish duo Celtic and Rangers.
It seems clear that Lingard won’t be short of options if he leaves the Red Devils, so it’s only fair that he wants to sort out his future as soon as possible.
At this point, most United fans probably wouldn’t care too much about seeing Lingard leave, although former MUFC midfielder Luke Chadwick has previously said. Caught offside who still believes he has a role to play in the club.
“Jesse Lingard obviously has a great history at the club, going through the academy,” said Chadwick.
“(He) got into the first team, he had some really good streaks and he probably suffered because of his personal situation that affected his form last season.
“But in form I think Jesse Lingard can offer a lot to Manchester United. We talk about players like Pogba, Fernandes, who are wonderful on the ball, but I think what Lingard offers is a wonderful movement, whether he plays in central or wide areas. He understands the game very well in terms of his movement off the ball.
“I think the most likely now is that that could come from the bench, but I think there is playing time for Lingard. Obviously, you need to think about your own future. If you look at Ole’s squad, I would be quite surprised if Jesse started, but I think he still offers a lot to be an effective Premier League player. “