Coutinho Relishing United Clash
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is relishing playing against old foes Manchester United again. It will be the first time that Coutinho has faced English opposition since leaving Liverpool for £114m last January.
Liverpool and United enjoy a fierce rivalry and Coutinho is aware that his Anfield connections might invite some hostile treatment from United fans. “It won’t make any difference to me,” he told the Sunday Mirror.
“And, even more than that, it is an incentive to play better and to be even more focused. I know that games against Manchester United are special. I learned what they meant during my time at Liverpool when we lived it so intensely with the fans.
“I have that nailed in my memory and, even though this is a different stage, if Barcelona knock United out of Europe, it will be a double personal satisfaction for me.”