Wednesday 24 May 2017

Jamie Carragher tries to worm his way out of Manchester United shirt forfeit

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville during their Premier League days
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville during their Premier League days

Simon Rice

Jamie Carragher must suffer the forfeit of wearing a Manchester United shirt after losing a bet with Gary Neville that relates to Tottenham midfielder Paulinho.

The Liverpool legender entered into a wager with his Sky Sports colleague over the goalscoring form of the Spurs player, who arrived at White Hart Lane two years ago for just under £17m. The 24-year-old was supposed to be a key component as Tottenham set about remodelling the first team following Gareth Bale's £85m departure for Real Madrid.

But it seems the former Liverpool legend may not fulfill his promise. He tweeted Neville today of himself with two Manchester United fans, saying: "This is as good as you're going to get."

And after a disappointing first season in which Paulinho scored just six league goals, Carragher backed the Brazilian to find his scoring boots and hit 15 goals during his second year in north London.

But the Spurs man drew a blank in the top flight last season, scoring just two across all competitions, and Carragher must pay the price.

Neville tweeted: "Jamie Carragher needs to wear a G.Nev united shirt for the day! He's lost a bet that Paulinho wouldn't score 15 PL goals in a season!"

Paulinho is tipped for a lucrative move to China after struggling in the Premier League.

Carragher tried to worm his way out of the bet but Neville was having none of it.

Independent News Service

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