Manchester United are being linked with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara today, and plenty of the club’s supporters reckon a move for the Spanish midfielder would improve the starting XI greatly.
The Red Devils have endured a frustrating transfer window so far, with only Fred and teenage right-back Diogo Dalot brought in as serious transfer dealings, with reports suggesting Jose Mourinho is growing frustrated with his board’s lack of investment.
But ESPN are reporting that United – along with Premier League rivals Chelsea – have officially enquired with Bayern regarding Thiago’s availability, and it seems there’s quite a lot of fans who’d love to see the deal go through:
Dalot Bailly Maguire Shaw
Fred Pogba Thiago
— OURDEEPESTFEAR (@Chris_M_IV) July 24, 2018
Maybe mourinho plans to changes system next season. Not many quality RW on the market brining in someone like Thiago means we could go to a diamond in midfield.
— utdcover (@utdcover) July 24, 2018
Given the difficulty of getting a winger, maybe we don’t get one. Maybe we change formation altogether? Have four midfielders and two strikers. Makes sense as it seems we are after another midfielder, Bayern’s Thiago to be specific. The formation would be great for rotation.
— MUFC_Source_ (@MUFC_Source_) July 24, 2018
Fred-Pogba-Thiago would be a class Midfield no doubt. United have about 3-4 higher priority positions to fill before that luxury though. https://t.co/zYHctNzN51
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 24, 2018
— Stuart batey (@batey_stuart) July 24, 2018
Hm, so if Thiago signed
Fred, Thiago, Pogba or Thiago, Matic, Pogba or Fred, Matic, Thiago hm or Thiago, Pereria, Pogba
— Lucius Jay Morningstar🃏 (@RammSquareDan) July 24, 2018
ESPN are selling us dreams linking us with Thiago. Would love if it happened but I highly doubt it.
— Darragh (@CescAssist) July 24, 2018
When a player of that quality comes available though you have to try make it happen.
— FredisRed (@RedFredis) July 24, 2018
Can Thiago play at RW ?
— Shashank (@ShashankSuresh2) July 24, 2018
— Ayman Ameen (@A_sleemy) July 24, 2018
United please sign thiago, please 🙏🙏
— Pxrvy (@youngmaestro7) July 24, 2018
Pogba, Fred, Thiago would be such a dream 🙏🙏 https://t.co/TaEajNQFLg
— Kamran (@kuddran) July 24, 2018
When he was leaving Barcelona back in the summer of 2013, Thiago was strongly linked with United then, only for the Bavarian giants to swoop ahead of them in the queue.
But could we be about to see his belated move to Old Trafford after all? And would he fit into Mourinho’s style of play?