Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Mourinho Defends Star's New Contract

Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard's contract renewal was greeted with widespread criticism, but Jose Mourinho explained why the club gave the player a new long-term deal.

Read: Confirmed: Man Utd Star Signs New Long-Term Deal

The England international signed a new four-year deal on Thursday reportedly worth £100,000-a-week.

The news was greeted with widespread criticism on social media, with many questioning if Lingard was worth £100,000-a-week.

"He is English, made in the academy," Mourinho told a news conference. "These players are very important for clubs.

"It is a very important contract and I congratulate him and the board to agree with him and give stability to me. Important for me to know he is not in danger [of going elsewhere].

"He is a good player already and, because of his age and happiness in the work, he can be even better."

Read: Zlatan Rescues A Point For Man Utd

Does Lingard deserve a £100,000-a-week contract? Have your say in the comment section below.

 

nextarticle

Liverpool Star Sets New Premier League Record

6 comments

Top 5

Eight Chiefs Talents To Step Up?

17 Mar 31, 2020 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

15 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

5 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Ex-Chiefs Striker Is Keeping In South America

12 Mar 31, 2020 08:06 AM in Players Abroad

Check Out How Khune Went From Nissan To AMG

5 Mar 30, 2020 11:51 AM in Stars & Their Cars

PSL Star In Hot Water With SANDF!

53 Mar 30, 2020 10:20 AM in PSL

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

15 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

5 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Kapinga To Downs – A Good Thing For His Career

6 Mar 30, 2020 12:05 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Big Escape…PSL Star Off The Hook?

6 Mar 30, 2020 08:36 PM in PSL

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Major Concern As Some Will Be Too Old

3 Mar 30, 2020 02:04 PM in PSL