Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has revealed he rejected a move to Manchester United because he felt they are no longer a big enough threat on the European stage, according to German publication Abendzeitung.
The Germany international has long been a target for the Red Devils, but instead opted to spurn the links to Old Trafford and extend his stay at the Alianz Arena.
The 26-year-old has confirmed that he received several offers for his services, including some from England, but went on to admit that a switch to the Premier League was deemed too risky at this stage of his career.
“Yes there were offers,” he said.
“But if you look at the footballing, we are in the top three in Europe with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“The English are very powerful financially, but whether they return to the top of European football remains to be seen.
“From a sporting perspective it was easy to extend here.”
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