Bayern Munich star lifts lid on why he wanted out after Man Utd links

Oli Fisher

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has opened up about why he was so determined to leave the club.

The Poland hitman was apparently keen on a fresh challenge, with both Manchester United and Chelsea linked with a move as well as Real Madrid.

His agent Pini Zahavi did confirm that an exit was possible this summer after four years in Bavaria earlier this summer.

He told Sport Bild: “Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career. The managers of Bayern know about it.

“Robert’s motives are not money or to join a specific club.”

Now, the Poland international star has revealed all about his motives to force a move away from the Bundesliga champions.

“In April and May everyone criticised me. And I felt no protection from the club, I felt alone,” he admitted.

“I scored no goals in two or three important games and suddenly everyone was saying: ‘Open fire against Lewandowski!’ I did not see anyone who supported me at the time. Neither of the club bosses defended me. I did not feel good in Munich at that moment. Being at Bayern did not fit for me at that time.

“I noticed that in Munich the fans support me. I realised that they still want me here. I will never strike, never mess with the club. I’m not wasting any thought on another club now.”


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