Old Trafford legend hopes Spaniard makes Premier League return.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes would like to see Cesc Fabregas arriving at Old Trafford this summer as the club looks to ensure their Premier League dominance next season according to Sky Sports.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement David Moyes is desperate to sign the 26-year-old Barcelona man this summer and does not appear ready to end his pursuit even with the Catalan club denying he is available for sale.
New Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has already insisted that the Spain international midfielder remains firmly in his plans at the Camp Nou despite speculation linking him with a move back to England.
Scholes, who featured against Fabregas on various occasions before hanging up his boots last season, believes the player would bring added excellence to the Premier League champions.
“Well it would be nice to sign a player of that quality,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s proven in the Premier League, obviously he’s with Barcelona, it’s a big club, it will be difficult to get him away from there. But if you do, you have to fancy your chances strongly that we can go on and be successful with a player like that in your team.”
Scholes also had his say on unsettled United forward Wayne Rooney, who sat out Scholes’ last match for the club in May after making a transfer request, by admitting that he wants to see the England international continue to star at Old Trafford despite interest from Chelsea.
“Well my advice would be to stay obviously,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anywhere better than Manchester United to play your football, but it’s not the same for every person.
“If someone is not happy there then they want to go. If that’s Wayne’s feeling then that’s up to him, but he’s a top, top player and I think every United player and fan hopes he stays.”
Moyes has had a somewhat slow beginning in the transfer market unlike neighbours City who have already spent over £90m on four top-quality arrivals but the 38-year-old still believes the current squad is more than capable of defending their Premier League crown.
He said: “I don’t think there’s that much pressure really because he’s come in and there’s a quality squad there already. There’s 18, 19, 20 quality players he’s got.
“Obviously even if Alex Ferguson was still there, I’m sure he’d want to sign two or three players. That’s the norm every season.
“You win the league by 10 points, whatever it is, you still want to improve the year after. I’m sure David (Moyes) is trying his best to get players and I’m sure he’ll want players, and hopefully he can get the ones he wants.”