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Marcus Rashford’s transfer decision worrying for Manchester United

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Former coach Rene Meulensteen thinks it to be strange that out of all the agents available in the world, Marcus Rashford is planning to choose Mino Raiola to represent him in the transfer market as his agent.

Relationship between Raiola and Manchester United have never been too great. Sir Alex publically denounced the so-called super agent as a piece of cr*p and vowed never to do business with him.

Raiola did get his revenge on Manchester United by ‘helping’ us bring an extremely overpriced Paul Pogba ‘home’ and collecting £16.39m from us in the process though.

Mino Raiola and paul Pogba
According to a book published in Germany; The Dirty Business of Football earlier this week it revealed evidence meaning Raiola was paid £22.8m from the transfer fee alone as well as a further £16.39m in fees from Manchester United and £2.2m from Pogba.

To add to our woes, he also publically criticised the club for handling Pogba when he was found playing basketball while he was out injured and was supposed to be working hard towards recovery. Now both the players who he represents at Manchester United(Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard), are thought to be looking for an exit. ‘S***BAG” is going to make some huge bucks yet again at our expense.

There are now genuine fears Rashford could follow suit, with Raiola poised to become one of his representatives alongside his brothers Dane Rashford and Dwaine Maynard.

Rashford has emerged as one of United’s most important players this season, having netted 19 in all competitions. As a result, he’s been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Reacting to Rashford potentially partnering with Raiola, former Manchester United coach told TalkSPORT:

It’s really strange to me. Sometimes these agents get far too much control, but that’s just how the system works, unfortunately.

“It’s crazy and it causes problems for managers. I think a club the size of Manchester United should be able to look after that themselves.

“Pogba was already with him, but now Lingard is going and Rashford… it’s not a good development in my opinion.

“His way is Raiola first and then the player, and not the interest of the club.”

One saving grace for United is that the 22-year-old striker did sign a new four-year deal at Old Trafford back in July.

The Red Devils also have the option to extend this for a further year beyond that.

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  1. Raiola is a leech like the article said. His only interest is making money for himself. He deliberately upsets his clients so they leave their club. If a player is happy he doesnt receive a penny if his clients sign for a club he makes money. Sir Alex wanted to pun h him when he persuaded Pogba to not sign a contract and sign for Juventus. He wanted Pogba to be paid more than his fellow academy players Sir Alex refused to break the wage structure.

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