Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has claimed Manchester United submitted an insane offer for him but Bayern Munich shut down discussions before it could get any further.
The Red Devils submitted a major offer to sign Muller from Bayern Munich when Louis van Gaal was in charge of Manchester United.
“Bayern clearly rejected the whole thing – despite this insane offer from United.” Muller told Merkur in reference to a potential move after Van Gaal took the reins at Old Trafford. “[But it was a] huge vote of confidence from Bayern.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has hailed Manchester United’s interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
“I’ve always thought he was a top player,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe With Five YouTube show.
“I’ve watched him closely in the Champions League semi-final year, I got to see a lot of him as part of the BT team. They’re saying Frenkie de Jong could be the first player to come in under Erik ten Hag and I would be saying ‘yes, great signing’.
“He’s not huge in terms of frame but he is quick with the ball, really good dribbler, can get out of tight situations, makes good decisions, good passer, his balance and dribbling ability are really good.
“[Man United] are a team who are looking for players who can control the ball and control the game and get the team functioning in terms of balance and possession, I think he would be a good addition.
“He’s not a player who scores loads of goals like Bruno Fernandes, but he’s more about dictating the game. He gives you much more other elements in the game that United need.”