Manchester United’s €100 million bid for Thomas Mueller  

Feb 16, 2017
Manchester United offered Bayern Munich €100 million  for Germany striker Thomas Mueller in 2015.
Manchester United offered Bayern Munich €100 million for Germany striker Thomas Mueller in 2015.

Bayern Munich received an offer of more than €100 million from Manchester United for Thomas Muller in 2015 but did not consider it, chief financial officer Jan-Christian Dreesen has told Sport Bild.

Dreesen confirmed that the huge bid for Germany international attacker Muller had arrived when his former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal was in charge at Old Trafford.

He said: “Yes, that actually happened – a fax arrived from England. But selling Thomas Muller was never a topic of discussion.

“When a player is right for us, we would be stupid to weaken our team for a short-term record profit.”

Muller, 27, went on to enjoy his most prolific season for the Bavarian giants in 2015-16, scoring 20 Bundesliga goals.

But although he has struggled for goals this season and ended a run of 999 minutes without one against Wolfsburg in December, president Uli Hoeness said: “Manchester United wanted to pay €100 million for him a year ago. I’m not worried about Thomas.” – ESPN