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3 January signings who could guarantee Manchester United a Top 4 Finish in the Premier League

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11.00K   //    09 Jan 2019, 10:51 IST

#2 Philippe Coutinho

A move of this size would be a warning shot to every rival in the league
A move of this size would be a warning shot to every rival in the league

Just over a year ago, Coutinho made his dream move to FC Barcelona for a humungous fee of €160 million. Regular bench duties and inconsistent performances have cast doubt on the future of the Brazilian maestro. Acquiring the services of a player of the size of Coutinho might be a sign of intent Solskjaer needs to raise spirits at the club and remind everyone who Manchester United really is. As reported by the Manchester Evening News United are favourites to get the signature of the Brazilian.

A tricky, skilful creative force, Coutinho thrived in the no10 role at Liverpool. Currently at Barcelona having to play out on the wing has seen him get less of the ball and hence reduced his influence on the team. Messi's injury could have been the perfect opportunity for the former Inter man needed to show everyone at the club what exactly he's capable of, instead, it was Dembele who seized the opportunity and has cemented himself as a first-team regular in the Barcelona lineup.

A move back to the Premier League could be just what he needs to reestablish himself as one of the world's best. Solsjkaer's preferred 4-2-3-1 formation would also see him return to his preferred role. From here he can create as well as score his trademark curling rockets that he is so acclaimed for.

The likes of Lukaku, Rashford and Martial would benefit from his ability to create numerous goal scoring opportunities. United do have the resources to pull off a move of this magnitude as it is believed a bid of at least £100 million would be needed.