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Moyes took over at Old Trafford from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson earlier that summer with the Red Devils keen to bolster their ranks.
Thiago was at Barcelona at the time with United reportedly in pole position to sign him.
However, he ended up joining German giants Bayern Munich and Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has recently discussed the transfer.
David Moyes decided he was not a player for him at United. Thiago could not believe it and being in Munich to sing the contract to join Pep's team, asked his agent to ring MUFC again. Same answer, not a player needed. Then he decided to join Bayern
- Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 25, 2020
Balague explained the 29-year-old had asked for a transfer to United but Moyes said he was 'not a player for him'.
Thiago would then go on to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola in Germany for a relatively small fee of €21.7 million and he still remains one of the world's top midfielders.
Later that summer, United ended up signing Marouane Fellaini from Moyes' former club Everton on deadline day for £30 million.
A move for Thiago would have excited United fans who were desperate to see a creative midfielder join that summer.
While Fellaini would go on to spend five years with the club, he was an often maligned figure for a number of mistakes in key games.
Talk of Thiago's failed transfer has resurfaced following rumours of him wanting a move to the Premier League.
Not true. True: The contract of Thiago and Bayern was fixed, everything was negotiated. But: at the appointment with the bosses Thiago hesitated to sign. he said he couldn't explain it to himself. in the club they now believe that he wants to leave @SPORTBILD https://t.co/ncjnB9aEmK- Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 24, 2020
His contract with Bayern is up in 2021 and he had been in negotiations for an extension.
Both parties appeared close to reaching an agreement until the Spaniard had second thoughts about penning a new contract.
Reports in Germany now claim the player is eyeing a sensational switch to Liverpool, per Sport Bild who add that the club value him around £43 million.
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