Home Premier League Liverpool Manchester United join in the race to sign star from rivals

Manchester United join in the race to sign star from rivals

Manchester United have shown a shock interest to sign Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, according to reports from Don Balon.

Barcelona have long been in the chase for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and they have made reasonable progress in their hopes of signing the Brazilian international.

While Coutinho clearly wishes to join Barcelona, Liverpool are yet to cave in to the interest for the time being and it looks like the Reds will look to keep hold of the midfielder at least till the end of the current campaign.

Although it has been widely accepted that Barcelona will eventually sign the talented Brazilian at the start of next season, in a strange turn of events, it looks like the Catalan giants will face competition from Manchester United for Coutinho.

Spanish outlet Don Balon have stated that United are interested in the signing of Coutinho and are prepared to battle with Barcelona in the race for the flamboyant playmaker.

It is clear to see that United are at a disadvantage if they want to sign Coutinho due to their rivalry with Liverpool but nonetheless, they have the funds to perhaps tempt the Reds into selling their star.