Stats: Fabregas v Marchisio

Man United would love to sign Cesc Fabregas or Claudio Marchisio. Credit:

Corriere dello Sport are reporting Man United will sign Claudio Marchisio for £26m if they fail to land Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.

Many of you on Twitter argue that Marchisio would be the better signing, so we asked our friends at WhoScored for these comparative stats.

We're not surprised that Fabregas appears to be more impressive with the ball at his feet. He does play for Barcelona, after all. Marchisio's numbers, on the other hand, suggest he'd be more sound defensively.

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