Moyes: I never said I knew I would get Fabregas

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s pursuit of Cesc Fabregas is ongoing but David Moyes has admitted that the club are yet to decide if they will bid again for the midfielder.

Barcelona have already rejected two offers from United and the club publicly stated that Fabregas was not for sale at a press conference unveiling their new manager Gerardo Martino.

United are clearly interested in signing Fabregas but negotiations are currently at a standstill.

“I couldn’t tell you if there will be another bid,” Moyes said..

“Obviously we will take stock of it and consider what we are going to do next.

“But what we have here is a really good squad of players already. You mustn’t forget about the quality that is already here at Manchester United.

“Undoubtedly we are hoping to add to it. I am quite confident we will do, certainly before the window shuts.”

Moyes’ reiteration that United already have a strong squad doesn’t sound like a man who is overly keen to bring in new players but he remains quite confident that he will before the transfer window shuts.

United missing out on Thiago Alcantara and being forced to withdraw from Fabregas negotiations would worry fans given that Ed Woodward has been back in England on urgent transfer business for over two weeks with little genuine movement.

But Moyes insisted that the Fabregas offers never guaranteed any success of signing him.

“I never at any time said I knew we would get him. I just said we had made offers,” he continued.

“They have been rejected. We will take stock from there and decide where we go from there.”

Fabregas would certainly be the ideal long term replacement for Scholes but Barcelona are unlikely to let him leave.

Despite that, Moyes is confident that United are going to be making at least one signing this summer as he looks to stamp his own identity on the side.

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