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Manchester United confirm Jesse Lingard has signed new deal

Jesse Lingard signs his new Manchester United contract at the club's Aon Training Complex
Image: Jesse Lingard has thanked the Manchester United fans after signing his new deal

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.

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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.

England's Jesse Lingard during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October
Image: Lingard has been capped four times by England

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.

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"I would like to say a special thank you to the fans for the great support they have always given me and the team."

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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."

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