When Pep Guardiola swapped Barcelona for Bayern Munich back in 2013, so did this man Thiago Alcantara who in essence is a close disciple of the Catalan manager.
Receiving his big chance with the Bavarian giants, Thiago is quite rightly touted as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the job and given this bond between both manager and player, surely he’d be in Guardiola’s thinking should he eventually get the job at Old Trafford?
Yes, United moved to significantly strengthen the central midfield area already this past summer under van Gaal but Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini aren’t long-term answers, Bastian Schweinsteiger will be another year older amid people questioning his capabilities and Morgan Schneiderlin is still yet to show he’s up to it in a United shirt.
Thiago – still 24-years-old – has his best years ahead of him and is among that calibre of players who could come in and prove effective right from the off.
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