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Here's why Jamie Carragher will have to wear a Man United jersey

Carragher could be set for the ultimate humiliation if Gary Neville gets his way.

AS NEWS BROKE this morning that Spurs flop Paulinho is likely to be on his way out of White Hart Lane, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville shared some interesting information about Jamie Carragher with his followers.

According to Neville, Carragher bet his colleague that Paulinho would score 15 goals in his first season. Not only that, Carragher promised that if the Brazilian did not deliver he would wear a Manchester United jersey — and Neville fully intends on holding him to it.

There was a lot of excitement in 2013 when Paulinho completed his £17m move from Brazilian side Corinthians. He was coming off a strong showing in the Confederations Cup for the national side and he had scored 20 goals in 86 appearances for his club. Spurs fans thought they were getting a real goalscoring midfielder.

But, never mind 15 goals a season, Paulinho didn’t even manage 15 goals in total for the North London club. He looks likely to finish his Tottenham career with a record of 6 Premier League goals in 45 appearances.

Carragher didn’t deny making the bet but did try to clarify that he meant 15 goals in all competitions. But Neville was having none of it and was quick to point out that it wouldn’t have made any difference.

The 26-year-old started just seven games in all competitions last season. Reports now suggest that an agreement is in place for him to sign for the Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande, which will see him reunited with Luiz Felipe Scolari, who get the best out of the midfielder during his tenure as Brazil head coach.

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