Red Devils tried desperately to land the former Arsenal skipper last year.
In-form FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that he was “flattered” by Manchester United’s attempts to sign him last summer, according to reports on ESPN.co.uk.
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The Spain international was the subject of much interest in his services from the Premier League champions before the start of this campaign, with new Red Devils head coach David Moyes having lodged two bids with the Catalans for the 26-year-old.
However, both those offers were immediately rejected out of hand by Barca, with Fabregas having since gone on to play a key role in the Spanish champions’ electric start to the season.
“I do follow the Premier League a lot and it’s always flattering when a club like Manchester United talks very well about you and you can see they want you, but I’m going through an amazing moment at Barcelona,” Fabregas told the BBC.
“I’m playing every week and I feel very important to the team. I’m very happy right now. This season I have felt more like myself, with more freedom and more secure with the way I like to play. It’s not easy when you know you have to convince many fans how good you are and how good you can be for the team.
“The manager [Tata Martino] has trusted me and given me what I needed. I’m probably going through my best spell here.”