Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not bring news of any progress in talks with Jesse Lingard amid reports linking the forward with a move to Milan.
The Telegraph reported yesterday that the England international was expecting to come back to Old Trafford and play a bigger role with United after his outstanding loan spell at West Ham during the second half of last season, during which he amassed nine goals and five assists in 16 appearances.
However, he has not had as much playing time as he wanted and the paper claim that Lingard is now ‘weighing up his options’ with Barcelona, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are named as the foreign clubs who ‘have registered an interest’.
Solskjaer spoke about Lingard’s future during his pre-match press conference and although he gave little away about the chances of him extending, he still counts him as a key member of the squad.
“In regards to contract situation, I’ve not been in them very closely. For me, Jesse is still a big part of this squad and important and he gives quality to the group every day. Every player wants to play as much as possible,” he said (via UtdReport).
“Every player wants to play as much as possible, with Jesse and all my players. They’re working really hard, can’t fault the attitude when they’re called upon. Jesse has done well when he’s played for us and with the games coming up he’s going to play a part.”