At this juncture, it doesn’t feel like Manchester United are *too* far away from competing again.
Credit where it’s due, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are putting in some brilliant performances right now and long may that continue.
One or two big-name signings could well make the difference going into a huge summer transfer window for the Red Devils. Enter, Philippe Coutinho.
According to the Daily Express this morning, United are ‘determined’ to sign the 27-year-old Brazilian. Despite the recent arrival of Bruno Fernandes, the powers-that-be are keen to have another ‘money-making machine’ on board. Despite recent struggles, Coutinho remains a well-known figure within football.
Apparently, United are ‘reportedly leading the race’ according to the Express, who also add that the star is set to be available for transfer after some ‘diminishing’ performances.
Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. Obviously, Coutinho is an incredibly-gifted footballer who has shown that he has what it takes to play in the Premier League.
However, just a week or so ago, we covered a story from Spanish media outlet Sport in which it was claimed that United are the only team Coutinho wouldn’t join due to his Liverpool ties. Money may change that, but is another money mercenary what the Reds need right now? Probably not…