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Barcelona's Fabregas flattered by Manchester United interest

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits he was "flattered" by Manchester United's interest in him last summer.

David Moyes wanted to make Fabregas his first marquee signing as United boss, but the Red Devils failed with two bids and the former Arsenal captain remained at the Nou Camp.

Fabregas has since found a new lease of life under Barca boss Gerardo Martino and it appears the 26-year-old does not have any regrets about deciding to stay in Spain.

"It's always flattering when a club like Manchester United talks very well about you and you can see they want you," the Spaniard said.

"But I'm going through an amazing moment 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. The manager has trusted me. I'm going through my best spell here."

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