Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas put in an impressive performance at the Nou Camp last night as his side brushed aside Levante 7-0 in their opening La Liga fixture of the new season.
The Spaniard picked up three assists in a breathtaking first half which saw the Catalan giants lead by six at the break.
Fabregas started and finished the game, and highlighted how important he is to new manager Gerado Martino's with a quality performance, news that will come as a big blow to the Premier League champions - Manchester United - who have made no secret of their desire to bring Fabregas to Old Trafford this summer.
David Moyes' side have already had two bids rejected by Fabregas' employers, with the player himself recently coming out and saying he will be staying at Barcelona this summer.
United had hoped that any exclusion from Martino's starting 11 could provoke Fabregas to reconsider their approach, with his unhappiness from Tito Vilanova's reign stemming from his exclusion from the big games.
However, after his performance last night, any hope that remained over a possible deal for the midfielder looks to be over, with the club forced to focus on other targets in a bid to bolster their central midfield options.
United have reportedly had an offer for Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines rejected this morning, with Moyes keen to expand his squad before the transfer window closes.
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