Coutinho and Digne, ready to debut as villains against Cristiano’s United

Philippe Coutinho could debut this Saturday (Villa Park, 6:30 p.m.) with the shirt of the Aston-Villa in the duel between Birmingham and Man Utd of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Brazilian midfielder on loan from the FC Barcelona is ready, as confirmed by his coach, Steve Gerrard at a press conference.

«He has had no problems»

«Philippe has trained with us for three days and has had no problems. We just have to work on his preparation for the match and his fitness,» he said. Gerrard.

Coutinho He comes from passing the Covid-19 and some physical problems that have prevented him from playing with the Barca since December.

The footballer underwent a medical this week and landed in Birmingham on Tuesday, before joining team training on Wednesday.

Worthy, also OK

What’s more, Gerrard confirmed that the French Lucas Digne, the latest villain signing, is also available.

«Both are ready to be called up and in a good position to play, but obviously we will decide before the game,» said the English coach.