Real Madrid star issues ‘come get me plea’ to Manchester United

Spanish reports claim Manchester United are to reopen their long-term interest in Real Madrid and Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao, and the Portuguese defender is keen on the move.

Coentrao has had another frustrating season so far with Los Blancos, making just seven league appearances, mainly due to fierce competition for places given Madrid’s squad depth.

Coentrao has spoken with Portuguese magazine O Jogo about the possibility of a move to United this summer and has admitted he would be “honoured” to play for the Red Devils.

“I already showed that interest in playing there. It’s one of the best clubs in the world, a club that I admire a lot. It would be an honour to play there,” he said.

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The 27-year-old defender is under contract until 2019 so wouldn’t come cheap but Louis Van Gaal will be looking to broaden his defensive options as United have been hit with injuries this season, keeping big-money signing Luke Shaw out of the side on numerous occasions.

Coentrao possesses the qualities to play as both a left-back and an attacking wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation – a system Van Gaal has used this year, with Ashley Young used in a similar role.

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About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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