Thiago 's agent and father has revealed that the Bayern Munich  midfielder was close to signing for Manchester United  before opting to join Pep Guardiola  at the Allianz Arena.The Red Devils offered the Spain Under-20 international a €140,000-a-week deal to move to Old Trafford, with the 22-year-old having agreed terms in principle.Thiago's head was soon turned, however, with the prospect of reuniting with Guardiola in Germany prompting a rethink that saw him move to the Champions League holders, although Mazinho has revealed that his son did almost decide to join David Moyes' side."Thiago was very close to signing with Manchester United," he told La Xarxa. "They had talks. But they couldn't find an agreement."Thiago scored his first goal for Bayern in the 5-1 Telekom Cup victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday and started against Barca in a friendly on Wednesday.