Thomas Muller explains why he rejected Manchester United transfer

Published 2 Comments

Thomas Muller has once more moved to dismiss transfer speculation that he could leave Bayern Munich amidst reported interest from Manchester United.

The German international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford to work under former Bayern boss Louis van Gaal since he took over in Manchester last year. 

However the World Cup winner penned a new long-term contract last summer to put any rumours any rumours of a switch to the Premier League to bed - and now he's spoken out about the speculation.

Who should Man Utd sign this summer? Have your say by signing up now to become a GMS writer:

Article continues below

The 25-year-old admitted he was flattered to be linked with a move to Manchester United, he wants to stay put in Bavaria and win yet more titles with Bayern.

"When a transfer request comes in, you automatically deal with it," he told Bild. "A request from another big club is an honour and a telling reward that one's performances are good.

Article continues below

"But I feel good at Bayern and my deal runs until 2019. It's better to ignore speculation [such as Manchester United talk]."

Manchester United have been heavily linked with one of Muller's team-mates in recent weeks - Bastian Schweinsteiger. The 30-year-old has just a year left to run on his contract at the Allianz Arena and according to reports Van Gaal is lining up a £7.5 million swoop.

Transfer business

However Schweinsteiger also looks set to snub the Dutchman, insisting he wants to remain in Germany to help Bayern make history next season.

We've won the Bundesliga for three consecutive times, no team ever has managed to win it four times. That's a motivation," he told German television

"I feel good and I'm ready to play the next three years at the top level. That's my goal."


Manchester United have been linked with a host of players this summer, and while there's an air of expectation at Old Trafford so far things haven't gone to plan.

The Red Devils retained hope of landing Gareth Bale but that won't happen, one of the top forwards they've been linked with like Edinson Cavani won't be coming and now Schweinsteiger has closed the door too.

Ultimately they need a centre-back, midfielder and a striker - and probably a goalkeeper - but at the moment they don't look close to getting anyone they need.

Are Manchester United on the road to failure in the transfer window?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Bayern Munich
Manchester United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again