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Bayern Munich executives react to Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich’s double extension

Well, that was easy.

FC Bayern München v SV Darmstadt 98 - Bundesliga Photo by Sebastian El-Saqqa - firo sportphoto/Getty Images

Well, that was fast. Bayern Munich was only putting out rumors that either Manuel Neuer or Sven Ulreich would get an extension first before the other. The Bavarians instead dealt a one-two punch with extensions for both players. Here’s what the brass had to say (via Bayern’s official website):

Jan-Christian Dreesen: “Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich are simply a dream team. It’s a pleasure to watch them in their daily work. They support and motivate each other and exemplify the values that characterise FC Bayern. Sven was more than worthy cover for Manuel during his injury lay-off, and we know we can count on him. Manuel has shown since his comeback that he’s not lost any of his ability. We’re therefore delighted that this magnificent combination will continue to play for FC Bayern. They’re not just colleagues but also friends, and their shared fair play is exemplary.”

FC Bayern München Training Session And Press Conference - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Christoph Freund: “We’ve very glad to have Manuel and Sven with us beyond the current season. Together with Daniel Peretz they form a goalkeeping team that’s second to none. Their quality, as athletes and as people, and their teamwork are excellent. Manuel is our captain and has been the best goalkeeper in the world for many years. He’s taken goalkeeping to a new level and follows in the tradition of great FC Bayern keepers like Sepp Maier and Oliver Kahn. Sven has not least shown his class in recent months, when Manuel was out. He’s also an important integrative factor in the dressing room with his calm and open manner.”

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