MEN: Fabinho asked which Manchester United shirt number he will wear

Monaco midfielder Fabinho was again asked about the prospect of joining Manchester United and what squad number he would receive at Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with move to United after playing an instrumental role in free-scoring Monaco’s triumphant Ligue 1 campaign.

Fabinho was particularly influential in Monaco’s Champions League round-of-16 victory over Manchester City, as the Principality club reached the last four of the competition for the first time since 2004.

The Brazil international, who played under Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, is ‘tempted’ by the possibility of joining United but replied diplomatically when quizzed on his future.

“At this moment, Fabinho is with the Monaco shirt,” he told ESPN Brasil.

Fabinho is represented by Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute agency and in an interview in Brazil entertained the prospect of joining United.

“It’s a tempting invitation,” Fabinho said earlier this week. “I would first talk to my agent, Monaco too, to decide everything is right.

“But it’s a great club, sure enough I would think well about it.”

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