Philippe Coutinho ‘hits rock bottom’ as Man Utd given one condition to sign Barcelona star

Philippe Coutinho’s confidence has taken a major hit at Barcelona just a year after arriving.

Coutinho was a big-money arrival at the Nou Camp last January as he left Liverpool in a £142m deal.

But things haven’t worked out for the Brazilian, who has failed to replicate the form that persuaded Barca to cough up for his services.

He was on target in the Copa del Rey in midweek but that was his first goal since October and he has been warned he must knuckle down and fight for his place by boss Ernesto Valverde.

Coutinho is unsurprisingly disappointed with how things are going and MARCA reports he is at rock bottom due to the current situation.

He has lost his place in the side to Arturo Vidal and Arthur in recent months while Ousmane Dembele has now overtaken him in the pecking order.

It has led to reports that he could be on his way out of Barca in the summer, with the La Liga leaders looking to cash in on to fund a move for Neymar.

And that has led to speculation that Manchester United could look to bring him back to the Premier League.

It would be a huge deal if United can pull it off to take a former Liverpool star to Old Trafford.

But Barca will only listen to offers that will see them pocket the same fee they paid for the player, reports Calcio Mercato.

United face having to pay close to the £142m for Coutinho, which would be a record for the Premier League.