MANCHESTER UNITED have been linked with Philippe Coutinho – but fans aren’t convinced the Barcelona man is returning to England.
The Red Devils are said to be interested in landing Coutinho in a bumper deal as he continues to struggle in La Liga.
Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1 on Sunday evening but the attacking midfielder was once again benched for the Catalan outfit.
Coutinho was loved by Liverpool fans during his time in the Premier League.
But it appears many Manchester United fans are either dead against a move for the Brazilian or feel as though a transfer will not materialise.
“I don’t understand the rumours linking Coutinho, Its purely about selling shirts,” one tweeted.
“Coutinho to United??! No thanks, we have got plenty of quality in the area of the pitch he plays in,” one said.
“No chance! #Coutinho to #Mufc,” another said.
“You know its transfer window month when reports are linking #MUFC with Coutinho!” one wrote.
“I don’t believe in this Coutinho hype #MUFC” added a fifth.
“Can’t say I’m in the least bit excited about the Coutinho rumour. #mufc,” one said.
Coutinho’s life at the Nou Camp started well after his January 2018 move.
But a host of commentators have recently claimed Coutinho is struggling to prove his worth at Barcelona.
And Spanish football expert Richard Martin is the latest to reveal how the attacking midfielder continues to struggle amid rising tension between himself and frustrated Barcelona fans.
“Barcelona shelled out a club record 160 million euros to prise Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, yet one year on from his signing, the Brazilian is struggling to get a game while his former side are thriving in his absence,” he told Reuters.
“His impact has waned.
“He has failed to start any of the La Liga leaders’ last three league games, falling behind Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal and French forward Ousmane Dembele in the pecking order.
“It is quite the fall from grace for a player many believed was signed as the long-term successor to Andres Iniesta, who ended 16 trophy-laden seasons with Barca last May to see out his career in Japan.”