Thomas Muller never convinced by Manchester United interest

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Thomas Muller has once again spoken about Manchester United's attempts to sign him in the summer, insisting the decision to stay at Bayern Munich was easy.

The Germany international, who inspired his national team to World Cup glory in the summer, was the subject of interest from Old Trafford.

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Recruitment drive

Louis van Gaal was keen to bring the player he helped bring through the Bayern Munich youth system to Manchester United as part of an ambitious recruitment drive.

However, having signed a long-term contract with Bayern Munich shortly before the World Cup, Manchester United's interest ended as quickly as it had arisen.

Easy decision

For Muller, the decision to reject a move to Manchester United was an easy one, insisting he has no intention of leaving the Allianz Arena in the near future.

"I know there was interest, but Man United were interested in a lot of players this summer," he told The Guardian.

"It never really got anywhere because I had just renewed my contract [until 2019], and Bayern were clear that they saw my future here. The decision for me was an easy one."

United transfer

Van Gaal went on to bring several big names to Old Trafford in the form of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao. The total spend for the summer totalled out at around £150 million, meaning few fans are licking their wounds over Muller's rejection.

Bayern struggles

His Bayern Munich career is back underway in the Bundesliga and, despite gathering seven points from their opening three games, have invited criticism for their unusually lacklustre displays.

Muller does not believe Germany's successful World Cup campaign has anything to do with their slow start.

"Everyone wants to link everything to the World Cup in the early weeks of the season," he added. "You play badly: you've fallen into a hole because of the World Cup. You play well: it's the World Cup feel-good factor.

"Physically, it shouldn't be a problem at all, especially for us younger guys. Maybe in October, November, it'll become difficult, mentally. But you can't think that way when you play at Bayern. You mustn't.

"At Bayern, the journey is always headed for titles. So far, the travel agency haven't called to say there'll be complications. No rebooking, just yet."

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