Coentrao still suffering after failed Manchester United transfer

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Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao is still suffering after seeing a failed move to Manchester United in the summer, reports Marca.

According to the Spanish newspaper, the Portugal international has struggled to regain the sort of form this season that originally attracted interest from the Premier League champions.

Red Devils boss David Moyes made a very public attempt to lure the 25-year-old to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day, after he was unable to convince former club Everton to part with Leighton Baines.

However, after Coentrao's proposed move to England broke down at the final hour, the Real Madrid star has turned in a series of under par performances at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti has persisted with the full-back, handing him four starts in La Liga in 2013/14, but his showing in the recent 3-2 win against bottom side Rayo Vallecano on Saturday might prove to be the final straw.

With the Italian tactician still tinkering with his team, and not yet establishing his strongest starting XI, Coentrao could find himself out in the cold, if he doesn't start improving quickly.

Manchester United are still on the lookout for a new left-back, but it's anticipated that Moyes will go back with a fresh bid for Baines, as opposed to renewing interest in the out-of-sorts Real Madrid star.

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