Thomas Müller has had a rough start to the season. He has not been Bayern Munich’s ex-manager Niko Kovac’s first choice in the starting lineup and is rarely rotated in. On account of Müller’s lack of playing time, many have been speculating over whether the Bayern legend might seek a transfer. When asked by Bild what he thinks about Müller’s situation, Bastian Schweinsteiger said,
It was a little bit different with me that it is with Thomas. I actually played every game until the end. When Louis van Gaal contacted me to bring me to Manchester, I wanted to try something new again. With Thomas, it’s the case that he has often sat on the bench lately. Some fresh air at the end of his career could do him good — that was the case with me, anyway. Thomas still has very, very great qualities.
For those wanting Müller to stay with Bayern, it may feel unsettling to hear his good friend and ex-teammate Schweinsteiger say it might be a good idea for him to transfer elsewhere. Apparently during Louis van Gaal’s tenure at Manchester United, the Dutch manager often asked about Müller. Basti talked about that saying,
Of course! Van Gaal absolutely wanted to have him, he always asked me: “What’s your friend Thomas doing?” He would have done us good at United at the time. But Thomas was still somewhat younger then, didn’t want to leave Munich. Maybe that has changed in the meantime.
Now that Niko Kovac has been sacked, things have surely changed for the Thomas Müller transfer-saga. Müller, who has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, AC Milan, and Inter, could see himself back in the starting lineup with a new coach.