Barcelona’s Fabregas was pleased to be linked with an Old Trafford move.
Manchester United tried and failed to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas last summer, but the former Arsenal star has admitted that the interest was flattering.
As the Premier League champions searched to find some creative recruitment in midfield they turned to the Barca ace, but the Catalans did not want to part with the 26-year-old.
Yet Fabregas has revealed that being the subject of interest from a club such as United is an ego boost.
“It’s always flattering when a club like Manchester United talks very well about you and you can see they want you,” the Spain international was quoted by ITV.
“But I’m going through an amazing moment [at Barcelona] now.
“I’m playing every week and I feel very important to the team. I’m very happy right now.”
Fabregas made the initial £25.4m transfer to the Nou Camp from the Gunners in 2011, with that fee possibly rising to £35m depending on the Spaniard’s success in Catalonia.
The midfield ace had previously spent eight years under Arsene Wenger’s guidance after arriving in north London as a teenager, before La Liga champions came back for their former youth player.
Since then Fabregas has won the Spanish title and played 132 times for Barca in all competitions, whilst the Red Devils have floundered.
They also tried to bring in Thiago Alcantara from Gerardo Martino’s side before the 22-year-old chose a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich instead.
United then failed to sign Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao and eventually had to make do with the £27.5m arrival of Marouane Fellaini from Everton – although have also secured Juan Mata from Chelsea in a club record £37.1m deal since.
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