Man Utd told to forget signing of former Liverpool midfielder

Rio Ferdinand believes that his former club Manchester United should go against signing Philippe Coutinho amid rumours linking Brazilian magician to a Premier League return.

Barcelona playmaker has failed to hit the heights he hit at Anfield at Nou Camp and Bayern Munich and has been tipped to once again play in the Premier League after the summer transfer window with Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd are all interested in his services.

Ferdinand thinks that the Brazilian would have been a good signing before the Red Devils landed Bruno Fernandes this winter, but questioned where he would fit in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad at the moment as he already has creative midfielder.

And Ferdinand is convinced he would be a better fit at Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur, although admitted a deal may prove out of their price range.

‘At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left Liverpool he hasn’t really done it yet,’ Ferdinand said in an Instagram Q&A on Monday.

‘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”