Mazinho admits Bayern Munich signing Thiago so close to Man Utd move
Thiago chose Bayern ahead of United earlier this month after deciding to quit Barcelona.
His father Mazinho told La Xarza: "Thiago was close to joining Manchester United this summer, there were talks before the U21 Euro [Championship].
"Thiago is happy. He wanted to leave, Barca accepted it. Guardiola was crucial, he has been very important in Thiago's life."