Thomas Muller explains why he rejected Manchester United transfer

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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.

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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.

"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.

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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.

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