New Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal elected against bringing Cesc Fabregas to Old Trafford as his first Red Devils signing. Here’s why.
Manchester United’s new boss Louis Van Gaal reportedly pulled out of the chase for Chelsea’s new signing Cesc Fabregas this summer as he felt that he already had a similar player to the Spanish ace in the form of his compatriot Juan Mata, who also happens to be a couple of years younger than the ex-Barca man.
Manchester United’s last boss David Moyes had Fabregas firmly on his wish list but the fact that he succeeded with a club record £37 million deal for Juan Mata in the winter ended interest of the English giants in Fabregas.
The Daily Star reports that Man United are instead keen on recruiting a steely midfielder as opposed to a playmaker this term, and are also strengthening their defence significantly from last term.
Manchester City and Arsenal were the other two high profile teams involved in the pursuit of Fabregas, but they too apparently pulled out as they have an abundance of midfield resources at their disposal.