Manchester United confirm Jesse Lingard has signed new deal
Last Updated: 06/04/17 8:52pm
Jesse Lingard has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester United, with the option of a further year.
United confirmed the news on Thursday afternoon. Sky Sports News HQ understands Lingard's wages will treble to about £100,000 a week as a consequence of the new agreement.
The 24-year-old, who had just over a year left on his previous terms, joined United's youth academy when he was seven and he was given his first professional contract in 2011.
He established himself in the first-team squad last season under Louis van Gaal, having previously spent time on loan at Leicester City, Birmingham City, Brighton and Derby County.
He made his first-team debut at Old Trafford against Swansea City on the opening day of the 2014/2015 season and has gone on to make 70 appearances, scoring 11 goals.
He said: "Manchester United has always been a big part of my life. I have been with the club since the age of seven and I feel great pride every time I pull the shirt on.
"To have scored in two cup finals for my boyhood club were immensely proud moments for me and my family. As a team, we have already won a major trophy this season and I look forward to helping us win many more under this great manager.
"I would like to say a special thank you to the fans for the great support they have always given me and the team."
Jose Mourinho said: "Jesse has good intelligence which, when combined with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a great future ahead of him. Jesse is a popular member of the squad and I am delighted he has signed a new contract."