Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller has said that two years ago he was considering moving to Manchester United and that he hasn’t ruled out playing for another club.
In the summer of 2015 United made a €100 million bid for Muller when his former Bayern mentor Louis van Gaal was in charge at Old Trafford.
Talking to Kicker about his decision to stay with Bayern, Muller said, “There was a stage when the subject arose two years ago when I considered it, but then the club immediately backed me and I was told I belong here. I didn’t have to think about it a great deal after Bayern said we are counting on you and that you are an important man for us.”
Last season was less successful for Muller than the one before and he scored just 5 Bundesliga goals and suffered a 999-minute league gaol drought. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told Muller to improve ahead of this season but he is yet to score.
When asked if he could imagine life elsewhere he said, “Of course, it’s possible. When my time is up, it’s up. Schweinsteiger was here for over 10 years and now he’s been gone for over two years and another player is here instead. It will be exactly the same with me. If I drop dead tomorrow, there will be a funeral, yet on Friday, 11 players will still be out on the pitch. That’s life.”
He went on to say that he is happy at the club and unlikely to leave any time soon but didn’t rule it out as a possibility. He has spent his entire career with Bayern Munich as is the only remaining Bavarian in the squad following Philipp Lahm’s retirement.