Ryan Giggs becomes first United player to laud Thiago signing

by Tom Parker

Ryan Giggs has become the first Manchester United player to publicly back the clubs well documented pursuit over Thiago Alcantara.

Thiago, who was recently crowned as the best player at the Under 21 European Championships, appears set to move to Old Trafford with personal terms widely reported to have been already agreed.

Giggs, who was speaking to Spanish publication Marca, appeared to be excited over the possibility of the 22-year-old La Masia graduate joining the club.

“I’ve seen him in several games. He’s a good player,” he said.

“But there’s always a lot of speculation with United and good players.

“We’ll see if it happens in the end, but he’s a big talent.”

The 39-year-old stalwart could be set for a back room role at United and will more than likely be called upon by David Moyes who will be keen to tap into the Welshman’s vast experience.

As such, his opinion carries plenty of weight, so it’s good to see Giggs praise Thiago’s quality as a player.


Critically on this occasion, United have gotten out in front early and perhaps even more importantly the player appears really keen to play for the club after a mixed few years for Barcelona where he has failed to become a regular starter for Barça. His bargain release clause should not provide an obstacle, given the potential Thiago has shown.

Giggs, currently in Turkey studying for his UEFA pro license (he’ll become the first ever active player to obtain a pro license should he receive it), also spoke about his plans when he finally calls time on his illustrious 22 year playing career.

He continued: “I still haven’t decided what I want to do when I retire. Coach, manage the youngsters, become a manager – who knows. I want to be better prepared. I will decide in two or three years, when I’m ready.”

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Tunura 06/24/2013 - 22:07

i nid ronald bac n thiago wil do beta 4 united

Lfjay 06/24/2013 - 14:32

I hope to see Ronaldo bck and wana c nani stay

moses 06/23/2013 - 22:48

thiago’s arival @ manutd wuld b gr8 bt is he d only player david want 2 sign…he should @least sign players lik stroorman,wanyama nd so on bcus carrick is nt getin any younger

Emma 06/23/2013 - 18:27

Pray we bring thaigo as said, but we should always remember that carrick is getting old, pls bring strootman or gundogan.

celestine 06/23/2013 - 17:50

if u want 2 update,u shuld also put d fact dat thiago have agreed personal terms wit barca 2 play more matches next season and u shuld knw dat man utd hav beta options than fellani who will cause around 30 mill

Sarfo bismark 06/23/2013 - 15:37

i believe David can do the magic…

eto 06/23/2013 - 14:12

moyes, pls dnt fail to sign players that wl kip our great united movin foward

Altruism 06/23/2013 - 11:23

Moyes can soced fergue stalen, d reason why he dnt wat 2 sign fellaini he no him nd he x fellaini coach, let us liv him it wil soon b beta dan dis. Up man utd!!

GIMBZ 06/23/2013 - 10:32

I would’nt get too excited untill i see him in a United shirt.GGMUTD

GIMBZ 06/23/2013 - 10:30

May be because he will n0t suit the playing style of Man Utd?bearing in mind M0yeysy want to play a different style of football compare to the one he played at Everton?do your research before letting out your rubbish.cheers!!!

Shakur man 06/23/2013 - 08:31

I have a question for Moye, why Moye not intrested on bring Fellani at old trafod? Iam so dispointed in him.

pat 06/23/2013 - 16:11

Would help If you could spell you retard…… Oh and I don’t think football managers listen to random people when it comes to transfers LOLits not FIFA

Sid 06/23/2013 - 19:25

I fully agree that he should spell correctly but your spelling of “its” should be “it’s” – a spelling error on your part? Pot calling kettle black?! Did you call him a retard? Maybe he is….but what does that make you?!?

Patrick Mwangi 06/24/2013 - 00:55

i am so dissapointed in you ,if you think fellaini is man utd quality. strootman is the man.


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