Manchester United round-up: Van Gaal made huge bid for Thomas Muller this summer

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United's Muller bid

There was much and more said about United’s potential purchases over the course of the summer window; we’ll be the first to admit it got pretty confusing.

Quotes this morning though allow us to clear one thing up, and that’s that the Red Devils did make a huge bid for Thomas Muller.

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Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed that his club received an offer from the Louis van Gaal, describing it as involving ‘figures that were very high indeed’.

He also said that were he a bank manager he’d have accepted it. Unfortunately for United, he’s not, but all the same it should be enough to quieten those who may have been questioning Van Gaal’s ambition.

"I'm talking about figures which were very high indeed," he said.

"If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it.

"But as a football club we allowed ourselves to close the door on it, and this door is remaining closed. I can promise that to everybody.

"But one thing is for certain, in view of the increased television money in England things are not going to get any easier for Bayern in future."

Perez confirmation

From one chief to the next and Florentino Perez has also weighed in on United’s transfer endeavours, claiming Real Madrid were aware of interest from Old Trafford in Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos.

Over the course of the window there were plenty of reports linking United with said quartet. It seems that the speculation wasn’t just wide-of-the-mark paper talk.

Sir Alex revelation

Lastly the great Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his tough approach on discipline may have cost him the chance to secure more titles with United.

The Scot described how he placed discipline above all else, and it might well have meant that United missed out on silverware they may otherwise have won.

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