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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich updates from Doha; Yannick Carrassco (!?) linked to Bayern; Marco Reus is German Footballer of the Year; and MORE!

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Training camp action is heating up in Doha, but there is a lot going on in the world around Bayern these days.

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Muller dismissed that there is any distraction stemming from Ribery (AZ)

Thomas Muller is one of Bayern Munich’s team leaders and was certainly more than happy to put to rest any thoughts that’s Franck Ribery’s expletive-laden outburst would become a distraction for the squad.

In a report by AZ, Muller addressed the situation head-on and let there be no doubt that the team is behind the veteran Frenchman.

Of course those are always subjects that introduce a bit of unrest. But more so for our sporting director, our club managers or the PR department. For us as a team, it’s not really relevant. We know that Franck is an absolute team player. And when he feels attacked, it’s already happened fairly often in the past that he goes all out to defend himself. Maybe with means that then seem exaggerated to others. He naturally sees it differently then, because he feels it differently.

Consider this the final chapter of the “saga.”

Hernandez still banged up (eMiaSanMia)

Surely in a different way than I am banged up this morning, Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez is still nursing an injury and is not in the squad for today’s match against Sevilla.

Howard still rates Neuer as the World’s Best Goalkeeper (ESPN FC)

Former United States, Manchester United, and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard didn’t let any first half struggles affect his judgement of Manuel Neuer. Former Reading, West Ham, Newcastle United, Portsmouth, and FC Dallas keeper Shaka Hislop, however, went with Neuer’s German teammate and FC Barcelona man Marc-André ter Stegen when discussing the world’s top men between the sticks.

Howard made 12 appearances for the Colorado Rapids in MLS last season.

Bayern linked to Yannick Carrasco (@footballitalia)

This came completely out of left field.

BREAKING: Bayern player uses social media without providing guidance on how to interact with your grandmother (@Javi8martinez)

I kid, I kid. This pic is great, though, of Muller, Rafinha, and Javi Martinez.

Hummels continues to own Twitter (@matshummels)

Speaking of nice pics from Doha, the effort that Mats Hummels makes to interact with fans is superb.

German Footballer of the Year (@DFB_Team_EN)

To no one’s surprise, Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus was named German Football of the Year.

Beer leaguer goes full Muller (@DirtyFootballer)

There is ZERO truth to the rumor that this player is BFW’s own Tommy Adams.