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Man United urged not to sign £63m-rated playmaker for two key reasons

Manchester United have transformed into a potent attacking force with Bruno Fernandes occupying the number 10 position.

Fernandes is always looking to get on the ball and making things happen in and around the box.

But the Portugal international’s impressive impact only demonstrates how much United could improve further with appropriate recruitment.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still targeting more creative players, with James Maddison and Jack Grealish both heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.

A quality playmaker of this calibre can only turn Solskjaer’s side into a better attacking force.

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One player that has been tentatively linked with a move to United is Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The 27-year-old has failed to live up to expectation at the Nou Camp after his big-money move from Liverpool in January 2018.

He has spent this season enjoying a fruitful loan spell at Bayern Munich, but has been tipped for a move back to the Premier League where he has made his biggest impact.

Coutinho’s transfer value has plummeted to £63m, according to Transfermarkt.

But United great Rio Ferdinand does not think Coutinho should be targeted by Solskjaer if he becomes available this summer.

“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 savour for him, he needs that,” Ferdinand said in an Instagram Q and A, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“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.

“Would he be a good addition, yes? Not Man United though, and he played for Liverpool so it is a difficult one. The rivalry is mad.”

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