Cesc Fabregas to snub Manchester United

Manchester United manager David Moyes is set to be snubbed again after Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova revealed that his midfield Cesc Fabregas has told him that he wants to stay at the club and fight for trophies and not look for greener pastures. The Old Trafford confirmed last night that they have lodged a £ 26 million bid for the former Arsenal skipper as they look to find a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes in midfield.

But if Tito is to be believed, United are on the verge of missing out on their second transfer target this summer after being snubbed by another Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara who decided to join former manager Pep Guardiola at German giants Bayern Munich instead of United. According to Tito, the problem with Thiago was that he had made it clear he wanted to move whereas Cesc Fabregas has told him that he wants to fight for his place in the starting lineup and help the club’s relentless search for trophies.

Fabregas was a part of the Barcelona youth system which produced Lionel Messi but was snapped by Arsenal as a 16 year old and he spent eight glittering years in North London before a protracted transfer saga saw him return to his spiritual home in a £ 34 million deal in 2011. It is believed Arsenal have the first refusal on the player should Barcelona decide to sell him and are also in line for a share of profit if he is sold to another club.

However, it seems neither will happen as Cesc Fabregas has decided he doesn’t want to return to England and that too with Manchester United and jeopardize his status with the Arsenal fans in another blow to the already inauspicious beginning to life as the United manager for Moyes.