Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Jesse Lingard is part of his plans for the new Premier League season. United started their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Derby County. Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri were on the scoresheet for the Red Devils. Lingard came on in the second half for his piece of action after returning from a loan spell at West Ham.

“He was one of the positives. He’s a Manchester United player and he wants to fight for his place.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said about Jesse Lingard after the game. “He’s come back bright, confident, and with lots of energy. I think everyone saw what he did at the end of last season with West Ham. He’s still in my plans. I expect him at Man Utd at the start of the season.”

The club have all but signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Manchester United have also been heavily linked with Raphael Varane with sources saying that personal terms have been agreed with the Real Madrid defender. When asked about Varane, Solskjaer responded: “Same again”

“I don’t think it’s a secret we have a deal with Dortmund, but until the paperwork is done he is still a Dortmund player.” he added. “There are a couple of things to do with paperwork but we hope we can announce one player who has had a lot written about him. We are working, we want to have a strong squad.”

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