Man Utd star fuels exit talk after teaming up with Pogba agent

Date published: Monday 6th January 2020 9:54

Manchester United star Jesse Lingard has reportedly teamed up with Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, fuelling talk of a potential exit.

The 27-year-old has struggled for form at United this season, while he also failed to muster a single Premier League goal or assist in the whole of 2019.

There are serious questions being asked about Lingard’s long-term future and his latest move has fueled speculation of a potential Old Trafford exit.

According to the Daily Mail, the England playmaker has begun speaking with Raiola and this news has not been well received by the club’s hierarchy.

United have a difficult relationship with Raiola, the man that legendary Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson famously labelled a ‘s***bag’ back in 2017.

Lingard is out of contract at the end of next season and, for the time being, there have been no talks over a possible renewal.

After dropping down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lingard is said to be seriously considering his options and feels a move away may also boost his chances with England.

Meanwhile, United are expected to turn to super agent Jorge Mendes in their bid to sign Wolves stars Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to strengthen a United squad he deems not good enough to finish in the top four, with the club expected to spend this month.

 

The Red Devils chief brought in Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire last summer and the latest reports suggest he wants to add Wolves duo Jimenez and Neves to that list.

Both players have helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side move to within just six points of the top four, less than two years since their promotion back to the top flight.

In Jimenez, United believe the Mexico international has the right attributes required to lead the line at Old Trafford. Read more…

 

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