Man United transfers: Fábio Coentrão happy at ‘best club in the world’
Man United transfers: Real Madrid defender Fábio Coentrão says he is happy at the "best club in the world"
Fábio Coentrão insists he is happy to be at the “best club in the world” despite Manchester United’s attempts to sign the Real Madrid defender.
The Portugal international came close to sealing a season-long loan move to the Red Devils on Monday night but the switch wasn’t finalised by the transfer deadline.
Coentrão is out-of-favour at Los Blancos following the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, who failed to sign Granada target Guilherme Siqueira in the summer window.
But the 25-year-old is not disappointed to miss out on a move to the Premier League champions.
“There was the possibility of joining Manchester United, but I stayed at Real Madrid, and that’s what matters,” Coentrão said.
“It would have been bad if I had to stay despite having the chance to move to a better club, but that didn’t happen as I already am at the best club in the world.
“I want to do better than I did last season, although I was at a very high level already. I want to show everyone that I deserve to be at Real Madrid.”
Coentrão has scored one goal and made three assist in 63 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid following his move to the Spanish capital from Benfica in 2011.