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Manchester United tried to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller last January as winter move mooted

Manchester United attempted to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller during the January transfer window in 2023, according to Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk.

The Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag wanted the Germany international, and another attempt to try and land him next January has been mooted.

Muller has played in the Bundesliga with Bayern all his career, bagging 145 league goals in 452 games across 16 seasons, and it is debatable whether a move to the Premier League at this stage of his career would be appealing to him.

Man United snapped up former Real Madrid duo Casemiro and Raphael Varane after their peak years, and both have struggled to impress this term.

Signing a 34-year-old midfielder is the last thing they need right now, and incoming co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is unlikely to approve such a move.

Muller has the experience and quality to play for Man United, but the pace and physicality of the English top flight could prove too much for him right now.

The World Cup winner and 12-time Bundesliga champion can be deployed in various attacking roles, and the Red Devils need a player capable of excelling in those positions right now.

His positioning, stamina, and work rate would also come in handy, and his return of 200 league assists speaks volumes.

However, Muller is past his prime and is already struggling for regular starts at Bayern, and it makes no sense for Man United to attempt to sign him at this point in time.

Ten Hag has not got much of his recruitment right at the Old Trafford club, and Ratcliffe will be hoping he goes after players capable of consistently producing the goods.

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