Liverpool new boy: ‘I was never close to joining Man United’

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho insists he “was never close to signing for Manchester United”.

Fabinho joined Liverpool from Monaco earlier this month in a deal worth around £43.7million.

The Brazilian had been linked with a Premier League move before, with United his most regular reported suitors.

PSG also entered the fray for his signature, while Arsenal failed in a late bid to bring him to north London.

Fabinho himself insists that, despite the speculation, United was “never a strong possibility”.

“I was never close to signing for Manchester United, no,” he told FourFourTwo.

“I heard things said about it, but the truth is it was never a strong possibility.

“I won’t deny there were a few conversations about my situation with Monaco, but there was never an official offer from United.”

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