With David Moyes’ first campaign at Old Trafford looking a lost cause at this point, the hopes and dreams of Manchester United supporters have understandably turned to the summer transfer market.
Reports continue to abound of the £200 million war chest the Scot will supposedly be handed to revamp his squad - the Bayern Munich man’s name heavily linked with an offer from the Red Devils.
Talks on a contract renewal with the reigning European champions continue to drag on and have United on high alert, especially in light of Pep Guardiola having dropped the star in the wake indiscipline upon his substitution against Stuttgart last month.
Kroos would go on to re-enter the fold and turn in a brilliant display at the Emirates in Die Roten’s 2-0 Champions League round of 16 defeat of Arsenal, asserting his importance to the side.
Ample time for the Germany international to agree a new deal at the Allianz Arena still exists - current terms running until June 2015 - and it seems a distinct possibility he’ll stay with the Bundesliga giants as long as a pay rise is on the cards.
And Jupp Heynckes, who aided in Kroos’ development at Bayer Leverkusen and later oversaw his transformation to a first choice option at Bayern, thinks the star shouldn’t even consider a Munich exit - for United or otherwise.
“Players who have Bayern quality and still are able to develop must never even spare a thought of leaving the club,” he told Kicker.
“One should not leave Bayern, not even for Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“He can win with this team in the next four years and has everything to become the leader of this squad with his abilities."