The Brazil worldwide is just a year into his career at Camp Nou.
UNITED have been linked with a stunning £100m swoop for Philippe Coutinho - but Barcelona director Guillermo Amor has rubbished talk of him leaving.
He only played 7 minutes of Sunday's victory over Getafe, but Amor says there are no plans to move him on in the January transfer window.
Coutinho has not started a match for Barcelona since the start of December.
"He's a player that thinks more about the team than himself and there are no doubts about him being one of the best players in the world".
Manchester United make contact with Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho: report
The report claims that United are more likely than PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City to sign the 26-year-old, attributed to the fact they have made "early contact" with Barcelona chiefs over a shock move, while no information is given on their stance on the matter. He always played well for Barça.
Of Coutinho's 22 appearances this season, 15 have come from the start.
Last season, the Brazilian worldwide featured in 19 games in all competitions for the Merseysiders and directly contributed in 20 goals (12 goals and 8 assists).