Premier League: Man United ‘tempt’ former Liverpool talisman Philippe Coutinho as Brazilian grows unhappy at Barca

Premier League: Man United ‘tempt’ former Liverpool talisman Philippe Coutinho as Brazilian grows unhappy at Barca

Manchester United ‘tempt’ former Liverpool talisman Philippe Coutinho as Brazilian grows unhappy with role on the bench at the Nou Camp

  • Philippe Coutinho has been left out of the starting XI in last four league matches
  • The Brazilian has lost his place to French forward Ousmane Dembele 
  • Coutinho is reported to be growing increasingly unhappy with the situation 
  • Manchester United have made their interest known to the player’s agency 

Sportsmail Reporter

Manchester United could be looking to pull off a shock move for the former talisman of their bitter rivals, and bring Philippe Coutinho to Old Trafford.

The Brazil international has been left out of the starting XI in each of Barcelona’s last four league matches, and is believed to be growing increasingly unhappy with his marginalised role.

Seeking an opportunity, United have made their interest known to the player’s representatives should he seek a move, according to reports in Spain.

Mundo Deportivo report that Manchester United have shown interest in Philippe Coutinho

Mundo Deportivo report that Manchester United have shown interest in Philippe Coutinho

Mundo Deportivo report that Manchester United have shown interest in Philippe Coutinho

It has been a year since the playmaker sealed a £145m to the Nou Camp from Liverpool

It has been a year since the playmaker sealed a £145m to the Nou Camp from Liverpool

It has been a year since the playmaker sealed a £145m to the Nou Camp from Liverpool

United have ‘contacted the agents of the football player to ask about their situation and make them see that they would be very interested in trying to undertake their signing,’ report Catalan-based press Mundo Deportivo.

It is only a year since Coutinho sealed his mega-money switch to Barcelona, to become the club’s most expensive ever signing and the most costly in La Liga history.

The Spanish giants parted with £145million to prise Coutinho away from Anfield, in the same season the Reds went on to reach the Champions League final.

Ousmane Dembele (right) has recently been given more of a look-in than the Brazilian

Ousmane Dembele (right) has recently been given more of a look-in than the Brazilian

Ousmane Dembele (right) has recently been given more of a look-in than the Brazilian

PHILIPPE COUTINHO STATS FOR SEASON

Appearances: 24

Goals: 6

Assists: 4

Coutinho is willing to wait out the current troublesome spell, the report adds, and will not look to give up his dream of becoming a Barca success story just yet.

Family ties also play a role in the situation, with Coutinho and his partner Aine recently welcoming their second daughter into the world in Barcelona.

The pair are also said to be enjoying living in Castelldefels.

Coutinho instantly won silverware upon his move last season, joining up with a Barca side who were well in front in the race for the La Liga title.

This time around they again top the table, sitting five points clear of Atletico Madrid at the summit after 18 matches played. 

Coutinho is reported to be unhappy with the situation but willing to stick things out in Spain

Coutinho is reported to be unhappy with the situation but willing to stick things out in Spain

Coutinho is reported to be unhappy with the situation but willing to stick things out in Spain




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