While the player himself may not have directly addressed the media regarding concerns recently, it is no secret that Cesc Fabregas was unhappy with life at Barcelona.
Stuck behind the holy trinity of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi, Fabregas has been shunted to the background following his high profile move from Arsenal - part of which he reportedly had to finance from his own pocket.
Now, with the arrival of a certain Brazilian sensation and with Alexis Sanchez and Pedro waiting in the wings, Fabregas will find playing time very hard to come by this season.
Sure, the departure of Thiago Alcantara does a bit to make the situation better for him, but the surfeit of competition may just convince the former Arsenal superstar to make the move back to the Premier League.
And United would love to snap him up.
United have been missing the sensation of having a superstar controlling the midfield. Any longstanding United fan can spend hours raving about how good Roy Keane was and how his partnership with Paul Scholes may have been one of the single biggest driving forces of United's frequent title wins.
Carrick has grown into a player that can have a significant impact on the race, but the question of who should partner him seems to be up in the air. Kagawa, Cleverley, and Anderson have all been auditioned for this role and have failed.
It's time for a new face. Obviously United would love to add a superstar like Fabregas to their ranks, but the question is whether or not Fabregas would want to come to United.
The first roadblock would definitely be Fabregas's past at Arsenal. Given how Arsenal fans reacted to Van Persie's transfer, Fabregas would be justifiably afraid to make the switch to one of their biggest rivals. Fabregas seems to be somebody easily swayed by fan opinion and it would be hard for him to adjust to life at Manchester.
Another stumbling block would obviously be the hefty transfer fee that Barcelona would demand in return for their player. Although United have already reportedly made a £26 million bid for him, there seems to be little doubt that Barcelona will not sell a player that they have no reason to without compensation of over £40 million.
It is unlikely that United would shell out such an exorbitant fee for a 26-year-old midfielder. Furthermore, the wages he would demand would be astronomical and would make a serious dent in the club's budget.
Fabregas would need to settle for lower wages if he were to go to United and the probability of this happening is exceedingly unlikely.
United would love to have Fabregas but it doesn't seem like United is the preferred destination of the superstar.
Fabregas is a very proud player and there is no way he would leave Barcelona without proving himself to the club's faithful.
United should definitely make ulterior plans when it comes to Cesc.
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