Muller isn’t keen on Old Trafford either.
Manchester United have received a double blow in their pursuit of new transfers this summer as Thomas Muller becomes the second Bayern Munich player to reject them, reports the Guardian.
This comes shortly after Muller’s club and international teammate Toni Kroos admitted to the German media that he would not be joining the Red Devils either – despite increased speculation suggesting the opposite.
United were hoping the lure of their newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal would help them attract star names to Old Trafford, even though they won’t be playing Champions League football next season.
As Bayern boss between 2009 and 2011, van Gaal has strong links with many players at the Allianz Arena and Muller in particular is a big fan of the Dutchman.
That is because the 62-year-old gave the Germany international his first chances in the first team with the Bundesliga champions, which allowed the 24-year-old to play himself into the national squad for the 2010 World Cup – where the forward was a real success.
Now under the guidance of Pep Guardiola at Bayern, it was thought Muller had been left frustrated by the Spaniard’s rotation policy.
The German was reduced to 25 league starts in 2013/14 and being constantly switch from the wing, to attacking midfield, to a false nine.
Yet Muller is said to be content at the club and this means that despite van Gaal’s best efforts, both Kroos and Muller have slipped out of United’s hands.
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