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Dimitar Berbatov: Pointless for Manchester United to sign Philippe Coutinho

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has said it would be pointless if his former club sign former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho this summer.

The Bulgarian retired star believes signing the former Inter Milan star would mean increasing the number of players in the position well covered.

‘There have been a lot of Premier League clubs linked with him, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and even Manchester United, but sometimes the obvious choice isn’t always the correct one,’ said Dimitar Berbatov.

‘Everyone thought he would do great when he moved to Barcelona but it didn’t work out, sometimes you need to step back to go forwards, he will go to a good team there is no question about that, but he needs the trust of a manager to believe in him and make him the main man so that he can play calm and be free to do what he does.

‘Other people will see him linked with a move to United and they will point out his connections with Liverpool and how he would never be forgiven if he switched to Old Trafford, but honestly, United don’t need him right now.

‘Bruno Fernandes is a very similar player; he really hit the ground running and looks to be a very promising signing so I don’t think there would be any point in United signing him.

‘Pogba is coming back, Fernandes is there, McTominay is producing great football as well, they have enough quality there so signing Coutinho would be pointless.’

Philippe Coutinho made a name for himself in the Premier League in Liverpool’s colour but he joined Barcelona the club of his dream in January 2018.

Since he left Liverpool, the club has won the champions league and became one of the best clubs in Europe while he has been deemed surplus to requirement at Barcelona and touted around clubs.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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