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Real Madrid ace would be “honoured” to move to Manchester United

Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao has opened the door to a summer move to Manchester United after the Portuguese revealed that it would be an honour to play for the Premier League giants.

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The full-back has spent much of this season on the periphery of the first-team, as he has struggled to pip fellow left-back Marcelo to a position in the starting line-up, with boss Carlo Ancelotti favouring the Brazilian.

His lack of playing time has thrown his future at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium into uncertainty, and according to the Metro, Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign the out-of-favour defender.

Coentrao is in danger of becoming a forgotten player if he stays with the Spanish giants, and appears to have confirmed his interest in a move to Louis van Gaal’s side in an interview with Portugal newspaper O Jogo.

“I already showed that interest in playing there (at Manchester United),” he was quoted by Sky Sports as saying.

“It’s one of the best clubs in the world, a club that I admire a lot. It would be an honour to play there.”

The Red Devils have long been admirers of Coentrao, having almost signed him in August 2013, and the 27-year-old could finally be on his way to Old Trafford in the summer.

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