€35m-rated German forward backed to make Man Utd move

By | November 10, 2019

Former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger believes a transfer to Old Trafford would benefit die Roten star, Thomas Muller.

The forward has been heavily linked with a switch to the Theatre of Dreams after being frozen out by now-sacked Niko Kovac at the Allianz Arena.

Louis van Gaal was desperate to land the Germany international in 2015 but United failed with a £75 million move for the striker.

Schweinsteiger moved to the Red Devils earlier that summer and he’s confessed that Louis would often ask him about Muller and his availability.

And the German star, who recently announced his retirement, believes a transfer to United could revive Thomas’ career.

‘Van Gaal really wanted him, always asked me, “What’s your friend Thomas doing?” He would have done us good on United back then,’ said Bastian.

‘But Thomas was a bit younger, he did not want to leave Munich. Maybe that has changed in the meantime.

‘His situation is different to mine back then. I was playing every game, then van Gaal contacted me, I wanted to try something new.

‘Thomas is often on the bench lately, a change of air can do him good at the end of his career. He still has great quality.’

Bayern Munich are unwilling to listen to offers to Thomas and the forward may need to hand in a transfer request to force through an exit from the club.

He is likely to delay making a decision on any departure in spite of the fact that Kovac’s future becomes clearer.