Man United Agree Deal to Loan Real Madrid Full-Back Fabio Coentrao

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Old Trafford side close in on Portuguese wide-man.

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Man United have reportedly agreed terms with Real Madrid on a deal that would see wing-back Fabio Coentrao move to Old Trafford on an initial loan spell according to the Daily Express.

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Boss David Moyes attempted to sign the 25 year old last summer but a deadline day deal faltered though it seems the Premier League side have been more successful in their approach for the Portuguese international this time around.

The former Benfica man has started just four La Liga fixtures this season and will apparently move to Man United on a six month deal which could lead to a permanent move in the summer, with veteran French international Patrice Evra expected to leave the club at the end of the season when his current contract comes to a close.

Carlo Ancelotti clearly sees Brazilian Marcelo as his first choice left-back now and as such can afford to allow Coentrao move to Man United.

Coentrao will hope to secure some much needed first team football ahead of the 2014 World Cup finals.

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