Red Devils have reportedly been offered the opportunity to hold negotiations over a potential transfer move for Blaugrana flop Philippe Coutinho. However, it looks Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not likely to take up that option.
Red Devils could do with more quality in the attacking midfield department, however, so should perhaps not be too quick to write off Brazil international.
Philippe was world-class during his last stint in the Premier League with Liverpool, and surely hasn’t just lost that natural ability overnight.
It’s fair to say Coutinho has struggled to fit in at Camp Nou, while also having an underwhelming time on loan with Bayern Munich this campaign.
Still, Red Devils would be landing a quality footballer with flair, creativity and an eye for goal if they could get the 27-year-old playmaker back to his best at Theatre of Dreams.
At the same time, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic perhaps means Man United are justified in being a little more cautious than usual.
Given how poor the Brazilian attacker has been of late, there’s every chance that he won’t ever quite manage to get back to the levels he produced during his time at Liverpool.