If we're offering him a contract extension then that is the difference between us and Liverpool.It really is a pathetic indictment against the club that we’ve offered Lingard a contract extension. And worse, that we’re playing Lingard as an inducement to get him to sign the contract extension, which — absurdity on top of insanity — he refuses to sign absent assurances from the manager regarding playing time.
The path forward is to withdraw the contract extension, bench him for a long spell and let him walk on a free. We have work to do.
Putting rivalry matters aside, just look at how they brought in Allison and binned Karius after his blunder in the final vs Real Madrid. No sympathy. Needless to say it worked out well for them.