Why United failed to sign in-form Chelsea ace.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reportedly snubbed the chance to sign Cesc Fabregas before he joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to Sport.
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The Red Devils have been linked several times with the Spaniard, who was also offered to Arsenal when Barcelona opted to sell him in pre-season.
Still, van Gaal did not fancy Fabregas and chose to focus on other targets, allowing the former Gunners captain to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
United signed the likes of Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera in midfield, but Fabregas has been one of the best players in the Premier League for Chelsea this season.