Bayern Munich board member Edmund Stoiber has warned Manchester United they would never be able to sign Thomas Muller from the German club.
The Bavarian giants had come under criticism for allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger to join the Red Devils in 2015 and a repeat transfer would not be tolerated.
United’s relationship with Bayern is believed to be at an all-time low after Allianz Arena legend Schweinsteiger was frozen out over the summer and made to train with the Under-23 squad.
The 32-year-old made 18 appearances last season under Louis van Gaal, but he has featured just once under Jose Mourinho – last night as a late sub in the 4-1 EFL Cup win over West Ham.
Schweinsteiger has always insisted his focus is purely on Manchester United and not the ongoing speculation about his future.
“I have a contract until 2018 at Manchester United and my goal is to play for United,” Schweinsteiger told Sky Sports Germany, who could leave the club in January.
Mourinho forced the midfielder, who is wanted by Santos, to clear out his locker, but he gave him four minutes of action, plus stoppage time last night and the German was met with tumultuous applause.
Bayern have made it clear they are disgusted and appalled by Mourinho’s behaviour, and as a result Stoiber insists the Red Devils has no chance of landing Muller, who has been linked with United.
“It should not be happening that someone like Thomas Muller plays for Manchester United,” Stoiber told Bild.
“The fans were already a bit unhappy when Schweinsteiger left us for Manchester United. But he was already 32 and wanted a new challenge. But our fans and members would never forgive us if we sold Muller.
“He is the opposite of someone like Cristiano Ronaldo. He is much more than just a great player. Muller is part of our DNA.
“He represents key values for us and is someone the fans love.”