Manchester United target 'could be in trouble' at Bayern

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Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, a reported target for Manchester United, ‘could be in trouble’ at the Allianz Arena if he does not regain his starting place soon, according to the club’s former defender Thomas Helmer.

The Germany international started 15 of Bayern’s opening 18 Bundesliga fixtures but has been benched for their last two outings following a display of indiscipline after being substituted against Stuttgart.

Kroos was taken off with Bayern trailing 1-0 at Gottlieb-Daimler and proceeded to throw his gloves at the bench in frustration. The champions managed to grab a dramatic win thanks to a spectacular goal from Thiago Alcantara, and Kroos has not been able to regain his place since.

Helmer, who made almost 200 league appearances for Bayern, concedes this could spell danger for Kroos, although it may arrive as some positive news in a season of disappointment for Manchester United fans.

"Pep gave a signal to the entire team by dropping Kroos. The fact that Toni didn't start in the past few games is almost certainly related to his reaction after he was taken off against Stuttgart,” Helmer told AZ.

"Kroos is the type of player that Guardiola likes. He was an undisputed starter in the first half of the season. But that was also the result of Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze's injury problems.

"He could be in trouble from here on. Pep also has Philipp Lahm, Thiago and Gotze who can feature in midfield. And those players are not the worst around ..."

Kroos was frequently linked with a £25 million move to Old Trafford during the January transfer window as David Moyes attempted to reinforce his midfield, and the Red Devils may revive their interest in the 24-year-old at the end of the season.

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