Manchester United news: Ferdinand sends massive transfer message about possible £77 million arrival
Philippe Coutinho is not good enough for Manchester United, according to former star Rio Ferdinand.
Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta.
However, his move to the Camp Nou has not gone down as well as many had hoped and after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, he has fallen well down the pecking order, meaning that he was shipped out o Bayern Munich on a loan basis.
The former Liverpool man has impressed in patches with the Bundesliga champions, having an hand in over 20 goals this season for the dominant German Champions, but reports claim there is a feeling that Bayern may not take up the opportunity to sign Coutinho on a permanent basis, meaning United could swoop in for a possible deal.
However, Speaking in an Instagram Q and A on Monday, Ferdinand claimed that he is no longer good enough for a move to United, he said: “At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left he hasn’t really done it.
“He struggled at Barcelona, struggled to fit in there and then he hasn’t done amazingly well at Bayern.
“I think he is a great player, a huge talent, I think he needs saving.
“Coming into the Premier League to the right team would be a saviour for him, he needs that.
“I would have said Man Utd before Bruno Fernandes turned up, but not now.
“Would he be a good addition, yes? Not Man United though, and he played for Liverpool so it is a difficult one. The rivalry is mad.”
United have an exciting side, but they need to add some world class talent, and for the £77 million that he is on the market for, it could be a great move for the Red Devils.
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