Man United Parts Company Jesse Lingard with Agent Mino Raiola

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Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has parted ways with agent Mino Raiola, sources have told ESPN.

Lingard has been working since the start of the year with Raiola, who also represents his United team-mate Paul Pogba, but will now be managed entirely by family members and other close associates.

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The decision was mutual and Raiola remains on good terms with Lingard and his team.

Lingard has not played for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side since the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Brighton in September.

He has missed the last seven games with a hip injury, but there is hope he could return to full form soon.

The 27-year-old, who sparked interest from Tottenham and Porto during the summer transfer window, has entered the final year of the four-year contract he signed in April 2017.

United have the option to extend the deal for another 12 months until the summer of 2022, but sources have told ESPN it has yet to be triggered.

The club are keen to keep their hands on Lingard, who made more than 200 senior appearances after his stint at the academy, and don't want to lose the England international for free.

Lingard is set to stay at Old Trafford, but is also keen to play football more regularly after falling down the pecking order under Solskjaer.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford will delay his arrival with the England squad to give United medical staff more time to assess the shoulder injury he suffered in the 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday.

England will play three games in the international break against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.

United are back in action against West Brom at Old Trafford on November 21.


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