Manchester United will be looking ahead to the summer as they target a mass squad overhaul following another dismal season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, along with assistant Mike Phelan, will be tasked with shipping out the dead wood within the squad while also looking to the market to bring in players they believe will give United the best chance of success both in the coming season and beyond.
A finish outside the top four is something which is unacceptable for a club United’s size, so naturally, big names will be linked with the club in the hope those players can help turn things around at Old Trafford.
However, it’s not always the case that big names solve the problem, and one such player who falls into this category in our opinion is Barcelona man Philippe Coutinho, who has been linked with a £100m move to United in recent days.
The Brazilian, while superb for Liverpool in his previous spell in Engand, has not had it all his own way over in Spain, and he should be approached with caution by United if they are considering a move.
In a squad which already seems to have problems within the dressing room, it makes little sense to bring someone in who hasn’t seemed to fit in well with the Catalan giants, and he could well prove more trouble than he is worth.
Sure, he is a top talent, and someone who can turn a game on it’s head with a moment of brilliant, but is he really worth all the money and hassle?
United would be better suited looking at people with points to prove or real character about them. Sadly, Coutinho doesn’t seem to fit into this mould any more, meaning he is someone United should divert their attentions from in the coming weeks and months.
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