ManchesterWorld has been told Jesse Lingard is set to stay at Manchester United, despite interest from several Premier League clubs.
The 29-year-old has been linked with deadline-day moves to Newcastle United and West Ham United, but will remain at the Red Devils until the end of the season when his contract is set to expire.
ManchesterWorld also understands the midfielder currently has no intentions of signing a new deal with his boyhood club and his preference is a move to a London club in the summer.
Lingard will be able to leave United for free upon the conclusion of his contract and it’s for that reason he was believed to be edging closer to a move away from the club earlier in the day, but that hope has now be scrapped.
The United No.14 has struggled for game-time this season under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick and has played just 14 games all season, only two of which have been starts.
That has led to Lingard losing his place in the England squad and, with the World Cup taking place later this year, it’s believed that is a big factor in his desire to leave the Red Devils.
Lingard spent the second half of 2020/21 on loan at West Ham and thrived in David Moyes’s squad, but his career has regressed since returning to United.
The departure of Donny van de Beek on loan to Everton could reduce the competition for places in the Red Devils squad and may offer Lingard more minutes on the pitch.