I'm not leaving just yet – Muller

The Germany star insists he is not about to depart the Allianz Arena but refused to rule out leaving the Bundesliga champions in the future

Thomas Muller has dismissed suggestions he is going to leave Bayern Munich – at least in the immediate future.

The Germany international has not been a first-team regular at the Allianz Arena this season, prompting speculation he could be on the move with Manchester United repeatedly linked.

Muller is not, however, keen on quitting the Bundesliga champions just yet, although he did not rule out a future transfer.

He told Bild: “I didn’t invent the rumours, so I can’t comment on them.

“Let’s say this: I’m certainly not about to move but I can’t guarantee that forever.”

Bayern’s bid to retain their Champions League title came unstuck in the semi-finals when they were trounced 5-0 over two legs by Real Madrid, a margin of defeat which shocked Muller and his team-mates.

“Of course it hurts, but you have to be honest and say that Real Madrid were better than us over both legs. After all, we lost 5-0,” he said.

“But this criticism just goes to show our quality. Many people expected us to retain the treble.”

Bayern still have the DFB-Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund to play on May 17 but after that Muller’s attention will switch to the World Cup in Brazil.

Muller was the tournament’s top scorer in 2010 but admits a repeat of that is a long-shot as Germany attempt to win the trophy for the fourth time.

“We’re certainly not going to Brazil for a holiday,” he continued.

“The Germany team are one of the favourites, like Brazil, Spain, Argentina and Italy. And Netherlands are like a secret favourite this year.

“I will do everything possible to win the Golden Boot again, even if it’s not realistic. You need a bit of luck for this.”

I'm not leaving…yet – Muller

The Germany star says he his not about to depart the Allianz Arena but adds that he cannot guarantee that forever after being linked with Manchester United

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has moved to dismiss rumours that he could be set for a move to Manchester United.

The English champions have endured a disappointing season and are set to finish outside the Europa League places but are looking to rebuild ahead of next season.

However, Muller has moved to distance himself from the rumours but refused to rule out a move away from the Allianz Arena.

“I didn’t invent the rumours, so I can’t comment on them,” he told Bild.

“Let’s say this: I’m certainly not about to move but I can’t guarantee that forever.”

Muller went on to add that the 5-0 aggregate loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals had shocked his team-mates.

“Of course it hurts, but you have to be honest and say that Real Madrid were better than us over both legs. After all, we lost 5-0.

“But this criticism just goes to show our quality. Many people expected us to retain the treble.”

Looking ahead to the summer, Muller vowed that Germany will do their all to bring back their fourth World Cup title but is not expecting to be the tournament’s top scorer, as he was in 2010.

We’re certainly not going to Brazil for a holiday,” he continued.

“The Germany team are one of the favourites, like Brazil, Spain, Argentina and Italy. And Netherlands are like a secret favourite this year.

“I will do everything possible to win the Golden Boot again, even if it’s not realistic. You need a bit of luck for this.”

Bayern must fight for Muller, says Beckenbauer

The former West Germany star believes the Bavarians would be foolish to let the 24-year-old leave the club this summer after he was linked with Man United

Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has called upon the club to fight to keep Thomas Muller at the Allianz Arena.

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer and club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hinted that the 24-year-old could be sold.

However, Beckenbauer believes that the Bavarians would be stupid to let the attacker leave for Old Trafford.

“You shouldn’t keep passengers, but they should fight to keep Thomas Muller if he has such plans,” he told Bild.

“He is an established figure under Pep Guardiola. So they should do everything possible to keep Muller. They should only look for another solution if he refuses categorically.”

Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final on May 17 and Beckenbauer says Robert Lewandowski should not try too hard to impress his new club ahead of his summer move to the Allianz Arena.

“He should not overdo it,” he continued.

“BVB have long had their weaknesses.”

Bundesliga Team of the Week: Gotze, Robben & a tearful Ter Stegen star

The Bayern pair helped the champions dispatch Hamburg, while the Borussia Monchengladbach shot-stopper turned in a stellar showing in his final home game

The German championship might have been decided back in March, but there was still plenty of intrigue in the weekend’s Bundesliga action.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen‘s tearful goodbye ahead of his expected move to Barcelona this summer was one of the most moving moments on Saturday and he put in a brilliant performance to boot as Borussia Monchengladbach defeated Mainz in their final home game to give them a glimmer of hope regarding Champions League football next season.

The three-man defence is made up of Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez, Hannover’s Christopher Avevor and Werder Bremen’s Santiago Garcia. All three defenders showed excellent decision-making and strong positional play.

Kevin Grosskreutz is the only Borussia Dortmund man to make the grade in the penultimate week of Bundesliga football, strengthening his case to be taken to the World Cup. One man who will almost certainly be in Joachim Low’s Germany squad is Mario Gotze, who silenced his critics by putting in a terrific performance as Bayern Munich battered relegation-threatened Hamburg 4-1. The duo are joined by Jan Polak in midfield, who helped keep Wolfsburg’s Champions League fight going until the final matchday, and Aaron Hunt, who scored twice in a Werder Bremen home farewell.

In attack, Arjen Robben might not have scored but he was pivotal to the Bavarians’ victory, Max Kruse put his a goalscoring show as Gladbach won their final home game, and Heung Min-Son was arguably the man of the match as Bayer Leverkusen clung to the final Champions League qualification spot with an away win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Rummenigge refuses to rule out Muller exit

The Bavarians are ready to sit down with the versatile attacking midfielder to discuss his future amid links with Manchester United

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested that the Bundesliga champions would consider selling Thomas Muller this summer if the Germany international were to demand a transfer.

The versatile attacker is no longer an undisputed starter under Pep Guardiola and is believed to be unhappy with his situation at the Allianz Arena.

Manchester United are supposedly closely monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation at Bayern and Rummenigge is ready to sit down with Muller and discuss his future.

“Muller’s situation? If a player does not feel well at Bayern Munich, he should come to my office,” Rummenigge was quoted as saying by Bild.

“We will have to talk about things like that.”

Muller has a contract with Bayern until the summer of 2017. He has netted 13 goals in 30 Bundesliga appearances this term.