"We played against Barcelona in the States on tour, and he was unreal. He was playing as the 10, and he scored a worldie.
"So we knew about him anyway, and a few years later, Moyes was manager.
"I don't speak to Thiago, I don't know him, but David de Gea gave him my number.
"He rang me, and he said: ''Rio, I would love to come to Man Utd. Is there anybody I can speak to or that you can speak to for me just to see the interest?"
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