Man Utd’s failed Thomas Muller bid revisited as Bayern star drops transfer hint

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has indicated he would be willing to leave the European champions before too long, opening the door for a sensational move to Manchester United.

The German World Cup-winner has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, and admitted last year that he turned down the club in 2015.

But this year, he could finally make the switch.

Speaking this weekend, Muller said: "I'm not fixed to this club."

Those comments have fuelled speculation that the German could follow Thiago Alcantara to the Premier League, and have put United on red alert.

Louis Van Gaal was desperate to sign Muller after coming to the club in 2014, and made him one of his top targets.

United were facing the prospect of losing Wayne Rooney, who was obviously on the decline after a long career, and needed to bring in attacking reinforcements.

And speaking last year, Muller explained what happened with United's interest.

"Things were serious when Louis van Gaal came in, for all sides involved," Muller told The Athletic.

"I could imagine going to Man Utd then.

"But the club said: 'We want you to stay'.

"I wasn’t out of contract, that’s why I it was pretty clear-cut in the end.

"But it wasn’t just a poker game."

United instead moved to bring in Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven to reinforce their options up top, with Anthony Martial joining shortly after from Monaco.

But with a new centre-forward clearly on the agenda, it isn't inconceivable to think they'll go back in for the wide man this summer.

Should they bring in the German, who predominantly plays as a wide midfielder, Mason Greenwood could move into the central striker spot.

Currently, United are eager for a new attacker with Edinson Cavani tipped to leave, and have been linked with Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.

Signing Muller, however, would give them the chance to shake things up going forward and put their trust in Greenwood.

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