VIDEO: Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara assists Spain winner

Thiago Alcantara

Manchester United transfer target Thiago Alcantara showed just why he is so coveted.

Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara is widely reported to be available for just €18 million this summer due to a clause in his contract.

Manchester United are said to be interested in activating it, and will certainly have taken note of his performance this evening for Spain's under-21 side.

He lined up alongside David de Gea in the team for their opening game against Russia, and played a key role in their opener.

In a dominant performance in which he completed 93 per cent of his passes, one of them was clocked up when he took the free-kick for Spain's winner.

The goal came late on in the 82nd minute, headed home by Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata to land Spain a 1-0 victory.

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ESP 1-0 RUS by hoyno25

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