Bruno Fernandes has apparently made it very clear what Manchester United should do regarding Jesse Lingard’s current contract situation.
Latest reports suggest the England midfielder will reject a new contract offer at Old Trafford as his current contract expires at the end of the season. Indeed, Lingard has been tipped for a permanent exit over the summer after his impressive loan spell at West Ham last season.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly blocked the player’s exit. The red devils the boss was planning to use the 28-year-old this term, but that has yet to fully materialize.
Lingard has only made three appearances on the bench in the Premier League, scoring in two of those games.
However, as far as he’s concerned, that’s not what Solskjaer promised him. To that end, the attacking midfielder is once again considering all of his options.
The Daily mail reported on Wednesday that Barcelona and AC Milan consider January deal for the player. It follows West Ham’s interest in a permanent deal, while Leicester and Newcastle are also excited.
But if Fernandes is successful, then Lingard is not going anywhere.
Lingard wrote in The Players’ Tribune: “After that, Bruno Fernandes called me the ‘best player in the Premier League’ in an interview with United… me !!
“Can you believe that?!? It’s from Bruno!
“I have a lot of love for Bruno. He left me messages of support throughout my loan. Getting this recognition from someone at his level was just amazing.
If Lingard decides he wants to leave for nothing this summer, United will have a major decision to make.
The player was valued in the £ 30million range over the summer. However, recent reports suggest the Red Devils will now be doing business for £ 15million in January.
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Meanwhile, Thomas Frank insists he is “incredibly happy” at Brentford amid claims he will be considered for the Manchester United job if they sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer will celebrate his three years as Old Trafford boss in December, but he hasn’t always been in good shape. In fact, he faced many periods of pressure amid poor results. The lack of silverware didn’t help either.
Yet the outgoing executive vice president Ed Woodward claimed after Solskjaer has signed his new contract that he can see progress.
But amid yet another rocky form which has seen United exit the Carabao Cup and lose in the Champions League, they face a series of tough matches.
Indeed, if the Norwegian fails to end his five-year wait trophy this season, the ax will surely fall.
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A man who was recently linked to the Old Trafford hotseat is Bees boss Frank. The Dane raised his profile thanks to Brentford’s hugely impressive start to life in the Premier League.
And that has led to claims that Arsenal and United may seek to bring him in if Mikel Arteta or Solskjaer were to be removed.
However, Frank is adamant that he is staying happy at Brentford Community Stadium and has no desire to leave.
He said Fat.dk: “So I understand, but… Arsenal and United. Wasn’t that so? I think I read this at some point.
“It’s very sweet, but one thing is rumors, and the other is if they really wanted to contact me. Then we have to go from there.
“I have a contract until 2023. I’m incredibly happy at Brentford. It’s a club that means a lot to me and where I had a great time.
“I love working with our director of football, the owners, the players, the staff and the fans.
“It’s the club that must come to me, but now we have to see what the future holds. I know we have mutual respect and good relationship with each other on this. “
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