United move would be an 'honour' for Coentrao

Having long been the subject of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United, Fabio Coentrao says it would be an "honour" to play at Old Trafford.

Reports resurfaced on Tuesday that Coentrao could be a target for the Premier League club, with the full-back having struggled for games at Real this term.

With Marcelo a preferred option for Carlo Ancelotti at left-back, Coentrao talked up the prospect of playing for United.

"I already showed that interest in playing there [at Manchester United]," the 27-year-old told O Jogo.

"It’s one of the best clubs in the world, a club that I admire a lot. It would be an honour to play there."

On his inability to become a regular at the Santiago Bernabeu of late, the former Benfica defender added: "I hope to have more minutes at Real Madrid and that the coach trusts me more.

"[That is] something that has not been happened so far."