He’s Won It All: Europe’s Assist King Admits Man Utd Links Were “Flattering”
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has claimed that he was ‘flattered’ to be linked to Manchester United last summer but doesn’t know how far negotiations went.
United were very interested in signing the former Arsenal star from the Spanish giants but Barcelona were keen to hold of him and nothing materialised. David Moyes ended up plumping for Marouane Fellaini at Everton having missed out on one of his prime targets.
Fabregas, 26, joined Barcelona in 2011 from Arsenal after several successful years in north London that saw him rise from youth product to club captain.
Speaking to Sport magazine, he stated he was happy to be linked but was not sure how far it went.
“I don’t really know how it went. All I know is, as a football player, when you are wanted by a club – especially the size of Manchester United – it’s always nice and flattering,” he said.
“I always said I’m very happy at Barcelona, I feel comfortable here and I was playing well and I feel important to the team.”
Arsenal fans would not have been pleased had he moved to Manchester United and Fabregas laughed it off.
“I try not to get involved with those things. I just see what my heart says.”
Fabregas has scored eight goals in La Liga this season, just one less than Neymar.