Transfer target Kroos speaks highly of Manchester United

Toni Kroos, Germany National Football Team

Toni Kroos has been speaking in glowing terms of his Champions League opponents and potential transfer suitors.

Manchester United have been linked heavily with a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos over the past couple of months.

It all seemed to kick into gear when David Moyes was spotted taking in a Bayern Munich game against Borussia Monchengladbach in January - sitting alongside the German international’s agent.

When it emerged Kroos’ contract talks over an extension to the final 18 months of his current deal had reached a stalemate it seemed he might just be on the way.

Of course it was a potential deal that had fans salivating. Kroos is a highly talented player and something of a regular in the Bayern side, despite the strength in depth in Bavaria.

On Tuesday night United will face off against the player in a Champions Leage quarter-final - as The Red Devils attempt to defeat the best team in world football - and advance to the semi-finals.

Kroos is now even more likely to play the majority of the tie, with a former United target in Thiago Alcantara suffering a knee injury against Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Not many pundits are giving United a chance in hell against Kroos and co - but the player himself is not taking anything for guaranteed.

Kroos found himself in a storm recently for seeming to insinuate that the draw against United was as good as a bye to the semi-finals - although it soon emerged that was not the case.

But today he has been speaking to Bayern Munich’s official website ahead - and has confirmed that United will be no walkovers.

He stated:

“We cannot forget that they still have very players in their ranks and they still have their usual policy of a real fighting spirit…I think that it is clear we will need two very, very good days if we wish to do well against a team like United - we need two absolute top days to go through.”

Nice words Kroos - but are you just softening up your future employers.

United fans will undoubtedly hope that is the case.

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