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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola did not handle media questions well when asked about Toni Kroos' future.
If Guardiola's intent was to spread more rumours about Kroos leaving, then that was achieved.
"He [Kroos] is an important player," Guardiola said, per ESPN. "But it can go fast in football. Here today, there tomorrow."
Kroos is a transfer target for Manchester United, per John Drayton at the Daily Mail.
Money aside, why would Kroos ditch Bayern, a team with dynastic potential, for United, a team in rebuilding mode?
It would be a quizzical footballing decision from him but a coupe for United chief executive Ed Woodward.
He signed Juan Mata from Chelsea and if Kroos comes to United, then Woodward deserves immense praise after being fodder for criticism in his first transfer window.
With Mata, Kroos, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in the same side, manager David Moyes better have United playing football like City, a team that have won 5-1, 4-2, 3-0, 4-2 and 5-0 in their last five games.
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