5. Fabregas is extremely versatile
Normally a central midfielder, during his time at Barcelona Fabregas wasn’t able to break the trio of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Sergio Busquets. But he had so much quality that it was impossible for Pep Guardiola to leave him out of the squad, which meant the Spaniard often times played out of position.
‘Cesc’ was deployed on the wings, as a false nine, and even as an out-and-out striker. Not only does it show his versatility, but it represents his commitment to the team that he is willing to play wherever requested by his manager. And there aren’t many managers tougher than Mourinho.