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Will Thomas Müller leave Bayern Munich for Manchester United?

Müller might finally have gotten tired of having to prove himself to every coach.

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Thomas Müller remains one of the faces of the Bundesliga and Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich and star Thomas Müller have had an immensely successful partnership since Müller scored his debut Bundesliga goals against Borussia Dortmund. Now, that partnership might be coming to an end as a move might be an option for Müller given his lack of a role under coach Thomas Tuchel.

Müller is not exactly short of suitors as several clubs from the MLS and Saudi Arabia have reached out to the Bavarians, according to Sport Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). However, Müller has always exuded confidence and knows that he can contribute immensely to clubs playing at the highest level. That’s why he wants to continue playing at the Champions League level. If he scores four more goals in the competition, he will overtake Ruud Van Nistelrooy on the list and be the sixth highest scorer in the history of the competition after all, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Raúl.

One of his potential destinations might be a team led by a coach who is familiar with Bayern. Per the report, Erik ten Hag believes that Müller has the kind of leadership that is needed to steady the ship at Manchester United. They wanted him in January but Müller was not interested. In fact, had it not been for his wife, Lisa, Müller might already have been a United player! In fact, Müller is quite knowledgeable about the Premier League considering he knows Stoke City!

This time, with playing time limited and Thomas Tuchel playing Jamal Musiala every minute of every day in Müller’s position to shoehorn the young star into the Raumdeuter role, the most decorated German player of all time might decide to no longer remain a Bayern player.

Nonetheless, Müller’s desire is to finish his career at Bayern Munich. Doing otherwise, might feel and seem unthinkable. If there is any player who belongs in Bavaria, it is Müller. The day that Müller leaves the club or the day he retires, Bayern Munich will truly lose just a tiny bit of its soul, the last of the youth academy players who made it at Bayern. Musiala, after all, came from Chelsea FC and Alphonso Davies spent very little time with Bayern II following his move from Vancouver Whitecaps. It will be up to Josip Stanišić, Aleksandr Pavlović or Franz Krätzig to make the step up and be the next great youth academy player at Bayern.

For now, enjoy a bit more of Müller!

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