Saturday, 15th February, 2014

Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas admits he was "flattered" by interest from Manchester United last summer, but feels sure he is enjoying his best time at the Camp Nou this term.

The former Arsenal midfielder, who joined Barcelona in the summer of 2011, was targeted by Manchester United as a priority signing.

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But Barcelona would not sell the 26-year-old, while Fabregas had no desire to up sticks and leave his boyhood club so soon.

Even so, it is not hard for the Spaniard to admit that interest from the English champions was a feather in his cap.


"I do follow the Premier League a lot and it's always flattering when a club like Manchester United talks very well about you and you can see they want you", he explained to the BBC.

"But I'm going through an amazing moment [at Barcelona] now.

"I'm playing every week and I feel very important to the team. I'm very happy right now.

"This season I have felt more like myself, with more freedom and more secure with the way I like to play. It's not easy when you know you have to convince many fans how good you are and how good you can be for the team.

"The manager [Gerardo Martino] has trusted me and given me what I needed. I'm probably going through my best spell here."

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