Philippe Coutinho to Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's FOUR word reply to Barcelona transfer

Philippe Coutinho to Man Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's FOUR word reply to Barcelona transfer

Manchester United will take on Barcelona next in the Champions League when they travel to the Nou Camp tomorrow night.

They are a goal down after losing the first leg 1-0 at Old Trafford and the tie is by no means over, despite Barca being one of the favourites to win the competition.

But while the clubs are set to go toe-to-toe on the pitch, there has continued to be speculation over one of the Spanish giant’s players.

Coutinho has failed to settle in as well as he had hoped for when he made the move from Liverpool last January and there are reports that Barca are looking to offload him.

United have been reported to be one of the top clubs chasing his signature, while Chelsea and Paris St-Germain have also been mentioned.

And ahead of their Champions League clash, Solskjaer was asked about whether or not he would like to sign the Brazilian playmaker.

But the Norwegian was giving nothing away, bluntly stating a coy answer.

“He’s a Barcelona player,” Solskjaer said.

And while the former Molde manager was giving nothing away in terms of transfer plans, it is understood that United are set to undergo a major revamp this summer.

Ed Woodward wants to bankroll the 43-year-old after giving him the permanent job, and a number of top youngsters have been mooted for Old Trafford moves.

Among them include Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Declan Rice – with the latter being touted for big things by former United assistant Rene Meulensteen.

“What I like about him, apart from his physical stature, he’s a big boy, do you know what I mean,” Meulensteen told Stadium Astro.

“[Saturday] I thought he played excellent.

“His reading of the game, breaking up play and reacting to things is very, very good.

“Obviously on top of that, and especially if you go to a bigger club like Real Madrid, hopefully maybe Manchester United, what you want to see is to produce those splitting passes to break lines and to really create chances.”