The 7-0 game that decided Fabregas would come to Chelsea and not Manchester United

David Moyes has been on a bit of a press campaign since getting the West Ham job, presumably to prove he’s not a total bore.

As part of an interesting interview on Radio 5 Live, quoted here on Spanish football website Sport, he mentioned a fascinating moment from his time as Manchester United manager.

Apparently, according to Moyes, he had spoken to Cesc Fabregas in the summer of 2013 after taking over at Manchester United. Fabregas told him he wanted to come to United because he wasn’t sure of his place at Barcelona. But the former Arsenal man said he’d wait to see if new manager Tata Martino would pick him.

Sure enough Fabregas was selected for Tata’s first game, a 7-0 drubbing of Levante, and thus stayed in Catalonia. But 12 months later, Moyes was gone and Fabregas wanted out. And who should swoop in for the midfielder but a certain Jose Mourinho from Stamford Bridge.