Ryan Giggs stopped the transfer of Thiago Alcantara to Man United last summer [BBC 5 Live]
- Updated: May 21, 2014
The BBC have uploaded a story on their website told by journalist Ian McGarry, about how Ryan Giggs was instrumental in stopping the transfer of Thiago Alcantara to Man United last summer.
Talking on BBC 5 Live radio, Man United had reportedly done the deal to bring Alcantara from Barcelona until Giggs was central to the deal falling apart.
At a meeting of United’s coaches, chaired by David Moyes, on the topic of signing the Spanish international last summer, everyone was said to be nodding in agreement except for Ryan Giggs.
The, in a scene reminiscent of Twelve Angry Men, Giggs managed to change everyone’s minds saying “he’s not a Man United player”.
Listen to the story of how Ryan Giggs torpedoed Thiago Alcantara’s move to Old Trafford below.