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Man United fans rage over Fabinho update, Chelsea & Spurs stars linked

Mourinho doesn’t want Fabinho

The Manchester Evening News are usually a reliable source of information on Manchester United.

On Tuesday many Manchester United supporters are unhappy with their update on the reported chase for Monaco’s Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho.

In recent days, with moves for Victor Lindelof and Alvaro Morata close to completion, Manchester United fans have got excited about Fabinho being the third major signing of the summer.

Man United fans want Fabinho

This excitement was based on some spurious Twitter accounts but Fabinho does look like a good fit for Manchester United.

Fabinho is now a defensive midfielder who looks capable to battle and control the middle of the park, as well as provide cover on the right.

However, the Manchester Evening News report that Jose Mourinho is now not interested in Fabinho.

Matic & Dier targeted

Two players have been earmarked by Jose Mourinho for defensive midfield: Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) and Eric Dier (Tottenham).

This is despite the fact that Jose Mourinho shares the same agent as Fabinho: Jorge Mendes.

Of the two defensive midfielders mentioned, Matic seems much more likely to join Manchester United than Dier, who is a key player at Spurs.

Matic was not always preferred to Cesc Fabregas last season and if Chelsea sign Tiemoue Bakayoko, they may be willing to sell the Serb.

The Manchester Evening News add that Nemanja Matic is “open” to a move to Manchester United.

See how Manchester United fans reacted to the Fabinho news below.

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