Manchester United had a terrible summer in the transfer market. In a steep learning curve for new boss David Moyes errors were made time and again. The club went public on transfer rumours when they shouldn’t have and ended up panic-buying a player who, many would argue, isn’t up to scratch.
The highest profile transfer story of the summer, after Gareth Bale, surrounded Manchester United and Cesc Fabregas. The player kept quiet while Manchester United gave press conferences suggesting that they were close to signing the Spaniard.
In the end nothing came of it and the player recently said:
“I was very relaxed about the whole thing because that’s what they transmitted to me. It’s true that they had offers, and they told me that, but the only thing in my head was staying at Barcelona.”
But he admitted after the weekend game against Betis:
“I know the starting XI that Tata has in mind and I’m not part of it,” he said resignedly
Whether Manchester United would risk the further embarrassment of a second public attempt to sign the player is highly debatable. But Fabregas is a born winner and will not be comfortable with idea of being second choice at any club.
At Manchester United he would be the heartbeat of the side and playing in his favoured central midfield position.
The injury to Lionel Messi will probably mean more minutes for Fab in the short term but whether that will satisfy him remains to be seen. But he is exactly what Manchester United need and he would surely be content at Old Trafford.
January could prove a very interesting month for Manchester United.
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