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Jesse Lingard set for new Manchester United contract after Christmas

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Manchester United academy graduate Jesse Lingard is in line for a new bumper deal at Old Trafford after breaking into the first-team.

According to the Mirror, the 22-year-old, who made his debut for England against France, has been invited to open talks over a new contract with the Red Devils.

Lingard is currently on an incentive-based deal with a £25,000-a-week wage and could see his basically salary doubled to £50,000-a-week after Christmas.

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The boy from Warrington has impressed Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs this season and has gone ahead of big-money signing Memphis Depay in the pecking order.

Although, Memphis was given the opportunity to start upfront against Watford and grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

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Lingard has made eight appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils this season and made a vital impact in the wins over CSKA Moscow and West Bromwich Albion.

His volleyed cross set up Wayne Rooney for the only goal against CSKA before he scored a beautiful opener in the 2-0 win over Tony Pulis' side.

Van Gaal has turned to his academy in recent weeks and a number of youngsters have been involved in the matchday squads.

Sean Goss, Marcus Rashford and Andreas Pereira made the bench at Vicarage Road, with the Brazilian coming on for the final ten minutes. While Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made his debut against West Brom.

Having spent over £200 million since taking the reigns, it is good to see Van Gaal employing the youth philosophies he was famed for at Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

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