Manchester United were hotly linked with a move for Thomas Muller during the summer, and German publication Kicker have now looked to confirm that a bid was made by the Red Devils. Kicker say a world-record approach of £88 million was put forward from Old Trafford, with Muller in line to earn a fairly ridiculous €12.5m had Bayern Munich accepted. Of course the Bavarians held fast in their refusal of the proposal, with United then turning their attentions to Anthony Martial before the closing of the summer transfer window. Muller might be an option for the future, but Louis van Gaal is going to have to smash records if he wants him. In other news Rio Ferdinand has revealed he doesn’t believe United are capable of competing for the Premier League title this season. The former Old Trafford defender backed Van Gaal’s men to be in the top four, but praised the strength of rivals Manchester City, who have won every game so far this term.