Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been uncovered as being Manchester United mad!

United hope to clinch Thiago's signing this week.

And the Daily Mail says in a recent interview with Thiago's father and Brazil World Cup winner Mazinho, the £15million rated star can be seen wearing a United shirt from the famous treble winning campaign of 1999.

Although the photo may have been taken the best part of 15 years ago, it will hand a boost to United fans hopeful of seeing the Barcelona star heading to Manchester this summer.