Bayern relucant to let United target go.
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Manchester United have been linked with an exciting move to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller in a possible double raid on the Bavarian giants.
According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are looking at both Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer, though the Bundesliga champions are described as relucant to sell the former, who has been a crucial member of their side for the last few years.
The German international has had a long and great career at the Allianz Arena, coming through the youth system at Bayern before current United boss Louis van Gaal introduced him into the senior side during his time in charge of the club.
Van Gaal is now keeping an eye on him again as he ponders a move to improve his attack for next season, with the Mail’s story making sense given other reports of departing players at Old Trafford.
Sky Sports reported earlier this month that Robin van Persie could be a big name up front looking for a move this summer, mentioning hints of interest from Juventus. The Dutchman is one of a number of attacking players who did not perform at his best in 2014/15, and there’s no question that an in-form Muller would be a big upgrade in that position.
Radamel Falcao’s failed loan spell with United has also left the club short of quality up top, with Wayne Rooney the only recognised star striker in the side now, though he was often used in midfield in the season just gone, suggesting there could be room for a player like Muller to line up in front of the England captain.
Having shone for Germany at World Cups and for Bayern in some important games, Muller has earned a reputation for being something of a big-game player, and that kind of menatlity would not do him any harm in Manchester if he did join, with the club known in their glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson for their never-say-die attitude and ability to win when it mattered.
Still, it is little surprise that Bayern are hoping to hold on to him, so it may be that United will struggle to land this particular target.