Jesse Lingard is one of four players on Manchester United's list of stars that they want to tie down to new contracts this season.
The 28-year-old scored his second goal of the season on Sunday as his stunning late strike secured all three points in a 2-1 win away to West Ham United.
Lingard has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after impressing on loan at the Hammers during the second half of last season.
However, he is set to be rewarded for his form in 2021 with a new deal at the club with talks already underway.
According to Fabrizio Romano, United are in direct contact with Lingard and his father having opened negotiations in recent weeks.
The club hope they can successfully extend his contract despite their opening proposal being rejected by Lingard and his representatives.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now believed to be talking directly with Lingard over the contract and his United future in order to help with the process.
The other players on United's 'contract list' are Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba, reports Romano.
Pogba's contract is also up at the end of this season but there is increasing hope that he will agree terms on a new deal to stay at the club.
He has been linked with a move to France to join Paris Saint-Germain but having been impressed with United's summer business he is now edging closer to staying.
Pogba has started each of United's opening six matches in all competitions this season.
Lingard and Pogba make up a total of five United players whose contracts expire in the summer of 2022, with the others being Lee Grant, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani.
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Left-back Luke Shaw is also set to be rewarded for his form in the last 12 months, with his current deal expiring in 2023 and having the option of a one-year extension.
The former Southampton defender has played every minute for the club so far this season after starring for England at the Euros in the summer.
The final player on the 'contracts list' is playmaker Bruno Fernandes who still has over three years left on the contract he signed when he joined the club in January 2020.
This contract also has the option of a further year that would take it through to the summer of 2026 but United are prepared to offer him new terms that include will a pay rise for the Portuguese midfielder.
Fernandes has also started every match this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist in the first six matches of the season.
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