Thomas Muller urged to turn down Manchester United

Thomas Mueller of FC Bayern Munchen reacts
Image: Thomas Muller found the target again for Bayern Munich at the weekend

Former Bayern Munich defender Lothar Matthaus has urged Thomas Muller to turn down Manchester United and Chelsea, and stay at the Allianz Arena for his entire career.

United boss Louis van Gaal worked with the Germany international in the Bundesliga, and Muller said last month that the money in the Premier League makes a potential move "very tempting".

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told United to stop contacting him regarding Muller after confirming a "very high" offer was received over the summer, and Matthaus has backed the striker to stay at Bayern despite the speculation over his future.

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"He does not need United or Chelsea," Matthaus told Bild. "My opinion is he should definitely stay at Bayern for his lifetime. He started his professional career at Bayern and I think he should end his career here.

"He does not need any new challenge as he is always playing at the highest level every year at Bayern."

United are two match-winning players away from comfortably winning the Premier League, says Gary Neville
Image: United are two match-winning players away from comfortably winning the Premier League, says Gary Neville

United's struggles in front of goal continued at the weekend as they earned a 1-1 draw against Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday Night Football, prompting Gary Neville to suggest they remain two match-winners away from comfortably winning the title.

Bastian Schweinsteiger's header was United's sixth goal in their last eight matches, although they remain unbeaten since their penalty defeat to Middlesbrough on October 28.

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Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's side have not lost in the league this season, collecting 40 points from a possible 42, and Muller is third in the league's scoring chart behind only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and team-mate Robert Lewandowski with 13 goals.

Filipe Pardo of Olympiacos under pressure from Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller
Image: Muller (centre) is the third highest scorer in the Bundesliga behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski

He opened the scoring in Bayern's most recent win - a 2-0 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday - nodding home in the first half.

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