Manchester United To Continue Chasing Monaco Midfielder

Monaco's Fabinho celebrates scoring their second goal.

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Despite having reportedly agreed to sign Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, Manchester United are continuing their pursuit of Monaco midfielder Fabinho.

After managing to qualify for next season’s Champions League, Jose Mourinho wants to build a title-challenging side for the Premier League as well as the Champions League.

The Frenchman has primarily occupied the central midfield role for Monaco, where he played an instrumental role in the League winning run. He has also been played as a wing-back, though, where United have often been forced to play traditional wingers like Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young due to injuries.

The Independent say that Fabinho remains a priority signing for the Red Devils despite Nemanja Matic move.

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With Manchester United having confirmed only a single defensive signing in the form of Victor Lindelof, a certain upgrade is required both in the midfield and the final third. While Morata’s move is understood to be almost completed, a Matic plus Fabinho move can conclude the summer for United on a high note.

If Fabinho does decide to play at Old Trafford with United, that would mean another huge blow for Monaco, who have been trying hard to hold on to their young and talented team.

Bernardo Silva was the among those to leave for Manchester City, alongside Valere Germain to Marseille and Nabil Dirar to Fenerbahce. A possible exit for Mbappe, Fabinho and Bakayoko might put the Saint Louis II outfit in a very dicey situation.

Despite that, Fabinho’s incredible performance in the Ligue 1 justifies the interest the player is receiving from all around Europe. The Brazilian featured in 52 games for his club last season in all competitions – scoring 10 goals and marking 4 assists. For someone who’s just 23, these stats just indicate how good he can be at his peak.


Written by Srivats Venkateswaran  

Sports writer with a long experience of writing in football.Was football team head at EssentiallySports. Still deeply misses Sir Alex and Berbatov at United. An introvert at heart with a poetic hand. Engineer by choice, writer by passion.


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