Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reveals how much Manchester United wanted Thomas Muller

by Ben Topliss

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed just how much Manchester United wanted to sign Thomas Muller.

The German was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for the majority of the summer as Louis van Gaal was on the lookout for a new striker.

Man United reportedly made a €100m for Muller late in the transfer window but the offer was turned down as Bayern were keen to hold on to one of their best players.

Speaking to Sport Bild, Rummenigge has joked that he told United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to stop sending him e-mails regarding Muller and offers.

Go on Woodward, keep sending those emails. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. We might have Anthony Martial now but imagine having Thomas Muller instead of Wayne Rooney? One can dream.

Rummenigge has been vocal about United’s failed bid to sign Muller, perhaps in an attempt to put them off going back in for him next year.

Muller is a world-class player and one that Bayern would find very difficult to replace should he leave. There is also a question mark over whether or not the player would actually want to move to United given he is Bayern through and through, but that doesn’t mean Woodward should stop trying to sign him!

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