Saint-Etienne midfield star Fabien Lemoine says he'll 'never play for Manchester United'

The combative midfielder admits he will never play for the Red Devils, but is happy with Les Verts.

Manchester United are after a consistent midfield option this summer. One name however that has not been mentioned is former French under-21 international Fabien Lemoine.

The Saint-Etienne midfielder has however made it clear he could never play for Manchester United. Lemoine told Le 10 Sport this week that he likes to keep a low profile - so would never consider a move to a team like United.

He stated:

"I took the decision to extend because I have found an environment that suits me. The club trusts me, it gave me the opportunity to express myself on a level that I had never acquired. Despite the exit last season, we continue to fight in Europe.

"There is also some insight on my part: I will never play for Manchester United."

Lemoine, who recently signed a new contract extension at Les Verts, was essentially stating that he is not the type of player who will ever play for a team like United, but that he is an unassuming and disciplined midfielder who will always give 100% for the cause.

Lemoine is however the type of player United might just need. A consistent performer, but perhaps slightly lacking in overall quality.

This season the 28-year-old has helped his side push for a Champions League place in Ligue 1, featuring 42 times this season and scoring two goals.

He may never play for Manchester United, but Saint-Etienne are certainly pleased to have the former Rennes player on their books.

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