Manchester United have reportedly been chasing Thomas Muller for years now, and he has reignited the speculation this season with his growing frustration over game time.
Ever since Guardiola was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern Munich boss, Muller has endured a torrid time, according to Bild. He has made 22 appearances so far, scoring only 4 goals. The latest reason for his frustration is Ancelotti leaving him out for Bayern’s clash against RB Leipzig, which the Bavarians won 3-0.
The German publicly expressed his exasperation at Ancelotti’s decision after the match. Surely now, this would put all interested clubs, included Manchester United, on alert.
“Personally, the last game against Leipzig didn’t go to plan for me as I didn’t play,” Muller said in an interview with German publication Bild.
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“I could have had fun in that game as there was much more space than in previous games. Naturally, I’m not sitting on the bench with a grin on my face.”
Even though he did add that he was ready to sacrifice anything for the team, the latest statement would have made Ed Woodward happy.
Muller can play as a striker and attacking midfielder, with the ability to find himself in the right places. His experience of winning titles, especially the Champions League and World Cup, would be of great help to any team.
The 27-year-old has made just 10 Bundesliga starts this season under Ancelotti, scoring one goal. The Italian manager could be persuaded to let him go if the price is right, and Manchester United have shown that they can spend big for their top targets.