Manchester United playmaker Jesse Lingard has signed a new four-year contract until 2021.
The 24-year-old developed through the Red Devils academy as a youngster and has established himself as an pivotal first teamer. He has scored five goals and provided three assists in 29 appearances this season across all competitions.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 6, 2017
The England international has enjoyed his game time, despite tough competition for regular places tough in Jose Mourinho’s first team.
The midfielder has now racked up 70 appearances for United and his new long term deal depicts he is seen as an crucial figure going forward.
However, Lingard’s new deal, worth a reported £100,000-a-week, has sparked a strong reaction on micro-blogging site Twitter. Not everyone on social media seemed happy with it..
Paulo Dybala earns around €3M a season at Juventus,Jesse Lingard is on over €6M at United,no words needed.
— Ed (@_____Morfin) April 6, 2017
helder costa is 1000x the player lingard is and deffo could do more than lingard has ever done in his career at man u for like 30k a week
— callan (@callanlmao) April 6, 2017
When you see average players like Lingard on the same wage as Alexis, you can’t blame him for wanting a lot more money.
— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) April 6, 2017
Lingard now earns more than Herrera. Jesus wept
— Kipngeno peter (@Kip_ngenoh) April 6, 2017
Damarai Gray of Leicester city is actually better than Rashford and Lingard fused together, I doubt if he earns £30k weekly!! #MUFC
— ƩNǐŦƛN • FƩƔǏƤǏŦƛN (@ENIQUIMINIE) April 6, 2017
Jesse Lingard is an average squad player who thinks dabbing is cool, and now earns £100,000 a week. Everything wrong with modern football.
— Aaron Walker (@Gallagherlad95) April 6, 2017
“Jesse Lingard will be on £100k a week for Manchester United.” pic.twitter.com/aRmT2sNc9W
— niran [IVI] (@TheOfficialFNG) April 6, 2017