​​Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded after being asked about the possibility of signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho in the upcoming summer transfer window ​ahead of his team's clash at the Nou Camp in the ​Champions League.


United have been linked with a move for the Brazilian who has struggled to make an impact at the Camp Nou since his move from Liverpool over a year ago.


As revealed by Manchester Evening News, after being asked about the possibility of signing Coutinho, Solskjaer gathered his thoughts for a bit and simply said, "He's a Barcelona player. He's a Barcelona player."



Coutinho started the first leg which Barcelona won 1-0 at Old Trafford and is in contention to do the same on Tuesday night. Solskjaer was questioned about the player in his pre-match talk but the Norwegian coach played down the talk.


Additionally Solskjaer also revealed to ​Manchester United's official website as to what he expects from his side against Barcelona in the second leg as he said, "We need more quality in the last third. Maybe we need more belief in what we did - we had too much respect in the first 15 minutes and never really won the ball off them."


He concluded, "Even though we had a couple of chances - Rashy [Marcus Rashford] had his free-kick that went wide and Paul [Pogba] just played Rashy almost straight through on goal, so we were close to one or two-nil before they scored.”