Guillem Balague has shed new light on how Manchester United missed out on Thiago Alcantara – much to the disgust of many of the club’s supporters.
The Spanish football expert revealed that former Red Devils manager David Moyes rejected the chance to sign Thiago in 2013. Balague posted a series of tweets to provide fresh insight into a transfer saga that has baffled supporters for ages.
Thiago seemed certain to move to Old Trafford before he jumped ship and reunited with his old boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich instead. However, Moyes decided he wasn’t the right choice and the midfielder eventually moved to Germany.
The journalist reported that the Spaniard told his agent to ring Man United twice but received the same answer on both occasions.
Thiago is now considering his future at the Allianz Arena and wants to embrace a new challenge. The Red Devils’ missed opportunity ended up paving the way for Scott McTominay to seize his chance.
Unsurprisingly, many United fans will be wondering what might have been if the 29-year-old had arrived at the Theatre of Dreams all those years ago and loads of them slammed Moyes on social media, with one fan lamenting the “trash” he brought in, while others felt that he made a “mistake” and was totally “clueless”.
Scroll down through some of the scathing reactions so far…
Signing Moyes was Sir Alex's worst mistake in his 26 year United career. After a lifetime of making shrewd and inspired signings, he made his worst choice right at the end.
— pete.the.beat (@Pete70611744) June 25, 2020
David Moyes was the wrong person to have succeeded sir Alex…so clueless with small clubs mentality…one of the wrong decisions of sir Alex ferguson
— ManUnitedfreak (@adesemoyedaniel) June 25, 2020
I hate this game
— Luke🇾🇪 (@OscarUtd_) June 25, 2020
This is so frustrating to read man, to think we ended up with Fellaini as well 😭💔
— Joshua (@Joshua58790553) June 25, 2020
Instead we bought Fellaini🤦♂️
— Jošt🇾🇪 (@jostko8) June 25, 2020
Moyes and van gaal destroyed this club Mourinho was good but he the problem with him was his relationship with the players the first two got rid of key players and signed trash players as well as missing out on amazing signings any other manager would have got bale and thiago
— Skiddibopbop (@imran_ah712) June 25, 2020
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