Manchester United ‘face losing’ Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard to Premier League opposition in summer

Pogba and Lingard’s contracts with United expire at the end of the season - with Premier League clubs said to be interested in the pair.

Manchester United could face losing Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard to Premier League opposition in the summer, according to reports.

The midfield duo’s contracts expire at the end of the season and they will be able to depart Old Trafford for free if new deals aren’t agreed.

According to the Telegraph, Pogba is ‘open’ to joining another team in England’s top flight if he does not sign a new contract with the Red Devils in the near future.

The 28-year-old has been free to discuss a move to clubs outside of England since January, but no pre-contract agreement has been made between the Frenchman and another team.

Pogba has been one of United’s biggest purchases

United re-signed Pogba from Juventus for £89m in 2016, with the midfielder featuring 216 times since then, scoring 39 goals and assisting his teammates on 50 occasions.

Another potential player who could leave Old Trafford for free in the summer is Lingard. The Red Devils’ No.14 was linked with a move away from the club during the January transfer window, but nothing materialised.

Several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and West Ham were rumoured to be interested in signing him last month.

A move to the former mentioned side could happen in the summer, however, as per football.london’s Alasdair Gold, Lingard could even be open to a switch abroad when his contract with United expires.

Jesse Lingard is set to stay at Manchester United. Credit: Getty.

"I reported a few weeks back that Spurs have spoken to Jesse Lingard’s representatives about a potential summer move,” Gold said.

“That could be one to come back to in a few months although there have been some indications that he may prefer a move abroad.”

If Lingard departs Old Trafford in the summer he would bring to a close a 22-year association with the Red Devils.