An image of Philippe Coutinho in Manchester United colours has been labelled as wishful thinking by fans online.
A crafty picture of the Barcelona playmaker appeared on Instagram and twitter last night as excitement grows that a bid is about to be lodged.
But the mocked-up shot didn’t impress many supporters on social media with fans split about the club’s interest in the player.
One said: “He would never play for united you must be dreaming.”
— Westounited30 (@westounited30) January 17, 2019
Another added: “This is disgusting!”
One wrote on Instagram : “Where would he play? I’m not interested to see Martial on the bench,” while another put “Too many attacking players. Sign a CB and a full-back and leave Coutinho.”
The Brazilian has been linked with Old Trafford this window after a year in Spain which has seen the 26-year-old unable to live up to his pricetag.