A report in the Manchester Evening News has poured cold water on suggestions that the Red Devils could move to sign the Brazilian playmaker, who joined FC Barcelona from Liverpool FC a year ago.
The same report claims that it is highly unlikely that the Red Devils will make a move for the 26-year-old, despite reports to the contrary this week.
The story goes on to point out that Manchester United have already confirmed that it is unlikely that they will make any new signings this month – and if they do, it is more likely to be in the central defensive position.
Coutinho has been linked with a move away from FC Barcelona in recent days, with the 26-year-old having only started nine La Liga games so far this term.
But the same report says that it is highly unlikely that the Red Devils will make a move to sign the playmaker this month.
The story also suggests that Liverpool FC could benefit financially from any deal in which Coutinho leaves Camp Nou – making a move to Old Trafford even more unlikely.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently preparing for their crunch clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
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