The Bayern Munich forward reveals he could have gone to Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has revealed that he turned down a lucrative offer to join Manchester United this summer.
The Germany international was approached by the Red Devils as they looked to support new manager Louis van Gaal, but decided to stay at the Allianz Arena instead.
“Of course. I was aware that I could earn more by making that transfer,” Muller was quoted by the Guardian.
“The amount that foreign clubs were offering me was astronomical.
“But Bayern are my club, a change was not an issue for me.”
Muller has had a hugely successful career to date despite still only being 24-years-old, having won three Bundesliga titles, three German Cups and the Champions League with Bayern to date.
The forward also played a big part in his nation lifting the World Cup this year and he already has 10 goals in the competition despite having only played in two tournaments.
It was therefore something of a surprise when United targeted Muller despite the fact they couldn’t offer the German Champions League football after a disastrous season in 2013/14.
So far this summer van Gaal has acquired Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, Luke Shaw from Southampton and a fee has been agreed for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo.
Improvement is needed and quickly as well with the side starting their Premier League campaign on Saturday with a shock 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City.
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