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Barca: United have given up

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta claims Manchester United have given up hope of signing Cesc Fabregas.

Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 00:45 Post Comment

Cesc Fabregas: Barcelona sporting director says Manchester United have accepted

Cesc Fabregas: Barcelona sporting director says Manchester United have accepted

United have had two bids rejected for the 26-year-old despite the Spanish side repeatedly stating he is not for sale.

And amid speculation of a third bid for Fabregas, Zubizarreta told Spanish newspaper Sport that United have ended their pursuit of the former Arsenal midfielder.

Zubizarreta was quoted as saying: "Manchester United are interested in the player, but it's also true that they understand our position of not wanting to sell.

"They have renounced his signing. We aren't going to sell him."

Zubizarreta was also quoted by Barcelona's official website as saying: "He has a contract with us.

"We count on Cesc. I said that on the day of the presentation of Tito (Vilanova) and also with Tata (new coach Gerardo Martino).

"He's an extraordinary player who creates and finishes chances. We are delighted with him. He's the number four of Barca."

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ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

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f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

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ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

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