Nicol believes that Mahrez would be ideal substitute for Coutinho, but conceded that the player of 26 years would be a signature perfect for the boss of Manchester United, Jose Mourinho.
“Mahrez is a player of quality,” said Nicol on ESPN.
“I would like to see in Liverpool if they are disposed of Coutinho, sorry, if they sold Coutinho“.
“Therefore, for Man United, I think that this will give them something a little different in the future“.
“Leicester has won the Premier League and when Leicester won the Premier League, they had a quality as him and (Jamie) Vardy.
“But they all have played with the defensive side, including this guy.
“Therefore, it would be a player ‘Mourinho’. Not only on the defensive plan, but on the absolute quality. This would be a success for Manchester united if this occurred. ”
Leicester has signed Mahrez for only £300 000 in January 2014 on the French side Le Havre and it is said that they want more of £ 40m to sell the Algerian footballer.