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Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United should swerve signing Philippe Coutinho amid transfer speculation linking the player to a Premier League return.
Former Liverpool star has failed to sparkle at Barcelona and Bayern Munich after his move from Anfield back in 2018.
Now the 27-year-old has been linked with the return to a Premier League side, and Ferdinand believes he is not the right option for the Red Devils at this moment.
He said in an Instagram Q&A on Monday: “At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left Liverpool he hasn’t really done it yet. 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 United before Bruno Fernandes turned up, but not now. Would he improve Spurs? Yes he would, 100 percent. People like Kane, Dele, Son etc. all feed off someone like him. I think he would be a great addition to Spurs’ squad. Arsenal he would definitely improve them, but where does he play in their system? They’ve got Ozil. I like Ozil if he is played well.
Barely any team can afford him where he would fit in. He wouldn’t fit into City, Liverpool, not any teams like that. 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.”