An exclusive story by The Evening Standard claims that United have made a bid to sign the Spain international from Barcelona.
The deal is designed to make a statement of United's intent following Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire at the end of this season.
Bringing the former Arsenal captain to Old Trafford would be a huge coup to begin David Moyes' reign while it is also reported by the Evening Standard that United remain interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid.
It is believed contact has been made with Barcelona over Fabregas, who swapped the Emirates Stadium for the Nou Camp in a £35m deal just two years ago. Barcelona still owe the Gunners £5m of that fee and would be looking to recoup at least £20m for the Spain international.
Fabregas has struggled to make much of an impact at the Catalan giants and has been under heavy criticism from the club’s fans for his performances this season.
United want to strengthen the midfield as they look to retain the League title next season under new manager Moyes while also competing for the Champion League.
Paul Scholes has retired, Anderson is expected to be sold, Darren Fletcher’s future is uncertain because of an on-going health issue and Phil Jones’s future is at centre-half.
Michael Carrick is United’s main playmaker but he turns 32 in July. Fabregas has been identified as a key acquisition and United’s interest will stun Arsenal, who are expected to spend big themselves this summer.
United relied so much on Michael Carrick last season who by no means didn't disappoint at all, and made it into the PFA team of the season and also a front runner for the PFA player award which Gareth Bale won. But considering his age, he may not be as lucky as Ryan Giggs to maintain such level of performance for a long time as his career gradually comes to an end.
Considering the fact that united just recently signed Robin Van persie from Arsenal last summer it will also be a very good reunion for the two former Arsenal captains who have grown to understand each other's style of play, and if united are able to clinch the Fabregas deal then Van Persie will no doubt produce a similar performance to what he produced last season that saw him clinch the Barclay premier league golden boot.
United currently cannot boast of having one of the most creative midfielders in the league when compared to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, and so the acquisition of Cesc Fabregas will no doubt be a big boost in confidence and morale of the current league champions and so I conclude by saying that Manchester United in all perspective really need the World and European cup winner in their team.
Do you think United need Fabregas?