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What Cesc Fabregas said to David Moyes about possible Man United move

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Manchester United have been on the up since Jose Mourinho’s arrival last year.

While their sixth-place finish in the Premier League was nothing to shout about, victory in the Europa League and the EFL Cup was mightily impressive.

Mourinho sent a warning to his rivals by winning two trophies in his first season at Old Trafford and next on his sights is a Premier League trophy.

Day by day, Man United supporters are forgetting about David Moyes and Louis van Gaal’s tenures at the club.

While the Dutchman at least managed to lift the FA Cup in 2016, Moyes’ spell was disaster from start to finish.

Moyes: Nobody could have done better

The Scot was sacked in 2014, just 10 months into a six-year contract.

As Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, immediate pressure was placed on Moyes’ shoulders. And he recently explained the size of the task he faced in Manchester, insisting that nobody would have succeeded in his position.

"I accept ­totally that when you are ­manager of ­Manchester United, you have to win. I didn’t win enough," he said, per Goal.

"But I don’t think there is a manager out there who would have been able to do something better or quicker in the time I was given after Sir Alex ­retired.”

Moyes spoke to Fabregas about possible move

Moyes’ first signing was Marouane Fellaini but he revealed last year that he planned to sign Cesc Fabregas, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos.

The 54-year-old, currently unemployed following his Sunderl

and resignation, has now explained just how close Fabregas came to signing.

The Spaniard was unsure of his place in the Barcelona team and admitted to Moyes that he considered a move to Man United.

"Cesc Fabregas, who I spoke to on the phone several times, was not sure of his place in the Barcelona team,” Moyes told BBC Radio Five Live.

“I remember him saying to me 'if I don't start the first game at Barcelona then I'll definitely be looking to join you' and he started the first game at Barcelona.

"So it's small things, you're waiting on happening.”

You have to wonder where Moyes would be right now had he managed to sign Fabregas, who provided a league-high 18 assists for Chelsea in the 2014-15 season.

Could Fabregas have saved Moyes' job? Let us know in the comments section below!

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