Jesse Lingard insists his heart is at Manchester United as he undergoes talks for a new Old Trafford deal.
He has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal but claims that he wants to stay at the club that he’s been at since he was a young boy.
His current deal expires next summer, but he’s proven under Jose Mourinho this campaign that he’s a brilliant addition to the squad as he provides the Portuguese boss with options.
Speaking about his future, Lingard claims he’s ready to fight for his place at Man United.
“It’s still ongoing talks at the moment. I enjoy playing for Man United and my heart is at Man United,” he said.
“You have to battle for your place and it makes you more hungry to train on the training pitch: you know when you get your chance, you have to take it.
“It’s always good to have that hunger to try to break into that team.
“You can be quick to be judged, but you can’t really judge anyone unless you speak to them face to face or you meet them in real life.”
Lingard deserves a new deal as he’s showcased his talent on the main stage this season and there’s a very slim chance that he’ll be allowed to leave, especially to a Premier League rival.
He’s been fighting for a spot in the first-team and at 24, there’s still time for him to go on and become a top player at Old Trafford.