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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives FOUR-WORD response to Philippe Coutinho links

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responded to reports linking Man Utd with Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho (Image: Getty)Coutinho has not been the superstar signing Barcelona hoped they were making when forking out £142million for the Brazilian in January 2018.The playmaker was signed as a replacement for Andreas Iniesta but has not set alight the Camp Nou.
Eight goals and five assists in last season’s 18 league appearances was an acceptable settling-in period, but seven goal involvements in 30 games this campaign have reflected a player out of sorts.The talent Coutinho wields is not in question, however, and, as such, Manchester United are reported to be interested in signing the player.
Related articles Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho rules out Man Utd transfer Arsenal will finish in top four because of TWO players - Laurens He’s a Barcelona playerOle Gunnar SolskjaerAs United prepare to overturn a 1-0 home loss in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona, Solskjaer was asked about the prospect of signing the 26-year-old.
But the Norwegian tactician was in no mood to entertain talk about Coutinho.“He’s a Barcelona player,” Solskjaer stated.United are expected to go into the summer with a £200m warchest, with young English talents along with some proven stars the main focus.Philippe Coutinho let the first Man Utd v Barcelona tie drift him by at Old Trafford last week (Image: Getty)Coutinho would fit in the latter category but Barcelona are not expected to let him leave without rinsing all the money they can out of the buying club.
Solskjaer spoke about the imminent summer window upon being appointed permanent manager in late March.Asked whether he’s going to have a “really busy summer”, Solskjaer replied: “Yeah, but I’m looking forward to it.Barcelona signed Philippe Coutinho in January 2018 (Image: Getty) Trending $(function(){ExpressApp.
TopArticles.Init('https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/api/articles/recommended/67.json?r=2')}) {%=o.title%} Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping Man Utd can overturn their 1-0 deficit in Barcelona (Image: Getty)“If you don’t look forward to working for this club then that’s wrong.
I can’t wait.“We’ve got the summer window, the transfer window, improving the squad, talking to the players about how we want them to approach next season.“Obviously I’ve been discussing with Ed and the club my ideas for the future, no it’s more or loss my decision to make.
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