Fabinho Questioned About His Desired Manchester United Shirt Number

Monaco's Fabinho looks dejected.

Reuters / Phil Noble

One of Manchester United’s targets for the summer transfer window, Fabinho, was recently put through third degree by ESPN Brasil about his plans for next season.

According to multiple reports, the Premier League giants have already reached an initial agreement for the Monaco star, and are said to be finalizing an impressive £35 million package for the midfielder ahead of their return to Champions League football next term.

Meanwhile, the player himself has also reportedly admitted to the fact that he is ‘tempted’ by the move that will land him at the Theatre of Dreams, hinting towards a possible exit from Monaco.

Hence, during the Q/A session between the Brazilian Sports Channel and Fabinho, it was perceivable that a mention of the Old Trafford club would be on the cards. And thus, when the midfielder was asked about which shirt he will be wearing at United next season, the 23-year-old laughed and said: “At this moment, I’m a Monaco Player.”

Though the Brazilian was further quizzed on which players and managers he desires to work with in his career, in order to get something out, the cheeky midfielder didn’t reveal much.

Fabinho said: “Players, the one I think I would like to play together or face, to watch closely, is Messi.

“Managers, I would also like to work with great managers to learn more about football, learn new things. There are great managers in football. Guardiola, Zidane, who’s doing a great work, Tite, also doing a great job in the national team, Simeone. These are managers I would like to work with some day.”

On being questioned about whether he would like to work under United boss Jose Mourinho, the star replied: “Mourinho, too. He is an excellent manager. No doubt.”

United’s local rivals, Manchester City, are also reportedly keen on bagging the Brazil international’s services.


Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.


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