Fabio Coentrao: Manchester United move would be an honour

by Sam Peoples

Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao has revealed it would “be an honour” to play for Manchester United following reports the club are set renew their long-standing interest in him.

Coentrao was close to joining Man United in August 2013 when David Moyes was in charge of the club but the move collapsed at the final hurdle.

Having completed just 278 minutes of La Liga action this season, the 27-year-old is keen on a move away from the club and reports in Spain this week suggested United will go back in for him in the summer.

Coentrao has made no secret of his desire to play for United, which he believes is one of the best clubs in world football.

Speaking about United’s rumoured interest, Coentrao said: ”I already showed that interest in playing there (at Manchester United). 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.”

Unfortunately for the Portuguese defender, it is unlikely Louis van Gaal will bring another left-back into his squad.

Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo have shown this season that they can play there in Luke Shaw’s absence and United have more pressing concerns when it comes to the balance of their squad. Instead, van Gaal will be looking at the likes of midfielder Paul Pogba and winger Memphis Depay.

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