West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed how he tried and failed to sign Cesc Fabregas when he was the Manchester United boss between 2013 and 2014. David Moyes was the chosen one by legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson when he retired from football. Sir Alex Ferguson had picked Moyes as his successor when he left his role as the Manchester United manager shortly after helping the Red Devils win the Premier League title at the end of the 2012/13 campaign. Moyes was handed a lengthy six-year deal when he became the Manchester United manager in the summer of 2013 but the Scotman didn't last one season before his dismissal. Moyes had done a great job of managing tight resources at Everton for over a decade before he got his dream job at Old Trafford.

Moyeshas revealed the players that he wanted to sign during his time at Manchester United and AS Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas was one of them. A lot of people believe that a poor transfer window both in the summer and in the winter of that 2013/14 season contributed majorly to the failure of Moyes at Old Trafford. The West Ham boss told Richard Keys and Andy Gray recently how the club tried and failed to sign three quality players including Cesc Fabregas during his managerial reign part of the BeIN Sports YouTube Series. Manchester United and David Moyes could only sign MarouaneFellaini from Everton in the summer transfer window of 2013 and Juan Manuel Mata from Chelsea in the winter transfer window of 2014. Apart from Cesc Fabregas, Moyes also failed to sign Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos. Cesc Fabregas was a Barcelona player as at then and he would join Chelsea in the summer of 2014, while Bale left Tottenham Hotspur to sign for Real Madrid in a world-record fee in the summer of 2013. Bale was joined by Kroos one year later following his transfer from German champions Bayern Munich.