Mino Raiola was in the news once more this week for his outburst at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on social media.

Raiola’s name has seldom been far from that of Manchester United’s since he helped bring Paul Pogba to the club in 2016.

It was his involvement with Erling Haaland which played a major part in United not signing the forward in January.

Now Raiola is involved with Jesse Lingard and pundit Jamie Carragher cannot understand the decision at all.

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What did he say?

Carragher wrote a column in the Telegraph where he praised United for drawing the line with Raiola but criticised Lingard for his decision to partner with him.

He wrote: “Raiola is not likeable, but he is successful. The flip side of that is he provokes negative headlines.


“Those who choose to work with him – Jesse Lingard the most recent to join his circle – evidently believe that is a price worth paying.

“I have to admit I struggle with that. I find it staggering a player would sign up with an agent so openly critical of his club’s manager.”

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Strange decision from Lingard

It’s rare for us to cover the comments of a former Liverpool player on United, but it seems no Reds legends will call out the midfielder for his baffling decision.

Lingard has been brought through by United, who have given him his career and stuck by him through testing times and loss of form.

His response is to link up with someone who has slung plenty of mud at the club and brought a huge amount of acrimony its way in recent years.

That’s especially baffling during a season when his form has been so poor that he should be focused on improving that rather than positioning himself to potentially make a lucrative move.

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