It was claimed that Mazinho had met United officials and thrashed out a move for his son but nothing was confirmed. Pep Guardiola then confirmed his interest in his former player and this pretty much ended any hope United had of signing the player.
Days later Thiago’s move to Bayern was confirmed and United were again left on the outside looking in.
Thiago claimed that the lure of working with Guardiola was too great, but speaking to La Xarxa Mazinho has now shed further light on the matter, contradicting claims that Moyes had not been interested in him and that Mazinho had reached an agreement with United:
“Thiago was very close to signing with Manchester United.
“They had talks. But they couldn’t find an agreement.”