The Portuguese international came close to sealing a season-long switch to Old Trafford.
Fabio Coentrao admits he breathed a huge sigh of relief after a move to Manchester United collapsed on transfer deadline day.
The Real Madrid left-back was a late target for new United boss David Moyes and came close to sealing a season-long loan switch to Old Trafford, but the Premier League champions didn’t get the necessary paperwork completed in time.
However, Coentrao has since admitted that he holds no regrets over his failed move to England, insisting that he is happy at the “best club in the world” and is determined to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.
“There was the possibility of joining Manchester United, but I stayed at Real Madrid, and that’s what matters,” he revealed to Metro..
“It would have been bad if I had to stay despite having the chance to move to a better club, but that didn’t happen as I already am at the best club in the world.
“I want to do better than I did last season, although I was at a very high level already. I want to show everyone that I deserve to be at Real Madrid.’