Manchester City have done a good job of upsetting their neighbours in recent years, leaving us to deal with many grumpy United fans in the Transfer Tavern, and they could issue another blow to their bitter rivals.
The Daily Star state that the Citizens are keen to bring Thiago Alcantara to the club from Bayern Munich, a player who was infamously linked with a move to United before opting for Bavaria when he left Barcelona a few summers back.
United were hurt by the star’s rejection, which seemed to set a precedent as the likes of Gareth Bale, Neymar and Thomas Muller were all failed targets for the Red Devils.
Manchester City look set on rubbing salt in the wounds of their rivals though with this transfer, as they’re confident the right-price will convince Bayern to sell.
Thiago is a key-part of Pep Guardiola’s plans for the consecutive Bundesliga champions but with the Catalan boss set to depart next summer, it could spark a major period of change.
Manchester City fans, is Thiago Alcantara the player you need to help you complete for European honours?