Bayern Munich star had option to join Red Devils
Thiago Alcantara has revealed he had the option to join Manchester United after he left FC Barcelona, but opted for Bayern Munich instead.
The Spanish international was struggling for first-team football at the Nou Camp and when the opportunity to link-up with Pep Guardiola in Germany came, the midfielder jumped at the chance.
Munich forked out £15million to sign the 24-year-old back in 2013, but due to a knee ligament tear which ruled him out for a year, he has only made 34 appearances.
However, with several first-team injuries at Munich, Thiago has found himself back in the starting XI, but he has revealed how different his career could have been if he didn’t follow Guardiola.
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In a recent interview, Thiago admitted that Manchester United wanted to sign him, but he eventually chose the Bundesliga over the Premier League.
He said: “Yes [there was a possibility of joining Manchester United], but the real possibility was Bayern.
“[Because of Guardiola?] Yes, probably, but I can’t change the past and I prefer to focus on now. You learn something new every day with Pep, a magnificent coach who transmits real passion.”
Bayern Munich will face FC Barcelona in the Champions League Semi-Final tonight in Spain looking to take a respectable result back to Germany for the second-leg.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles