Manchester United have previously targeted Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller, and the German champions also confirmed that they had rejected a world record bid for his services in the summer of 2015.
Muller went on to enjoy his most prolific season for the Bavarian giants in 2015-16, scoring 20 Bundesliga goals. But now according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, the player himself has shown interest in a move to Old Trafford.
Interestingly, Bayern have always refused to welcome bids for players who came through the youth ranks at the club and were born near Munich.
But Muller is now increasingly frustrated not to command a regular first-team spot under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring just one league goal all season. The report claims he is ready to move on to secure regular game time, with Manchester United his preferred destination given the chance to work with Jose Mourinho.
Muller admits his performances haven’t been up to scratch so far this season – but insists he still has plenty to offer for both club and country.
“There is no denying that I have had better times on the pitch,” Muller told Bild. “But I am not taking myself too seriously and I still believe in myself. I am convinced that I can still be decisive for Bayern and the national team this season.”
Manchester United are looking for a world class striker if Zlatan Ibrahimovic opts against signing a contract extension.
Even Griezmann, top priority target for Mourinho, has hinted Man United’s attempts to sign him will be in vain, and his future solely lies at his current club beyond the end of the current campaign.