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Berbatov warns Man Utd off Coutinho deal

Manchester United have been warned against signing Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho.

Former United striker Dimitar Berbatov says Coutinho, on-loan with Bayern Munich needs to rethink his transfer ambitions.

He wrote for Betfair: "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."

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