One of the worst kept secrets in football was United’s pursuit of Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara this Summer, a move which at one point seemed destined to happen.
In case you’ve been comatose for the past two weeks, then you’ll know that Thiago opted to link up with his old boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich. The mentalist, who the hell joins the treble winners now managed by his old boss with one of the best midfields in Europe when he can play alongside Anderson and Ashley Young? Ah well, onwards and upwards, didn’t want Thiago anyway he’s rubbish, not even the best player named Thiago.
There was a growing rumour that United hadn’t even been in for the Spanish youngster, a rumour that only seemed to come to light once he’d signed for Bayern Munich.
Thiago’s dad has confessed that the youngster did indeed come close to signing for the English champions. Mazinho noted:
‘Thiago was very close to signing with Manchester United,’
‘They watched him at the Under-21 European Champions, and after it was finished, they had talks. But they couldn’t find an agreement.
‘Thiago knew it would be very hard to play matches at Barcelona, and his goal is to play with Spain at the 2014 World Cup.”
Ah well, Fabregas is better anyway……