Andoni Zubizarreta has revealed that the Red Devils have ended their pursuit, with the Catalan club adamant the former Arsenal star will not be sold
The Premier League champions had made a third and final offer worth €40 million for the former Arsenal playmaker at the end of July.
But, with Barcelona adamant that the 26-year-old is not for sale at any price, United appear to have conceded defeat in their pursuit of the Spain international.
"We count on Cesc [Fabregas], we're delighted to have him," Zubizarreta told Mundo Deportivo.
"[Manchester] United said they understand our position and won't try any longer."
With a move for Fabregas now seemingly off the cards, David Moyes could turn his attention to Everton's Marouane Fellaini, with the Scottish boss mulling over a double swoop the Belgian and left-back Leighton Baines.