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Schweinsteiger backs Muller for Bayern exit

Bastian Schweinsteiger
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Thomas Muller’s former teammate feels he should go for a change in career, amidst links with Manchester United.

Bastian Schweinsteiger feels Thomas Muller should have a change in career if he feels he is out of favor by his current manager.

The German midfielder is struggling for playing time under Niko Kovac this season. The 30-year old has seen very limited game time this season.

His former Bayern and German teammate revealed that he was wanted by Louis van Gaal during his Manchester United stint.

“[Louis] Van Gaal really wanted him. He was always asking me, ‘What’s your friend Thomas doing?,” Schweinsteiger told Bild am Sonntag.

“He would have done us good at United back then. But Thomas was a bit younger, he did not want to leave Munich. Maybe that has changed in the meantime.

“His situation is different to mine back then. I was playing every game, then Van Gaal contacted me, I wanted to try something new,” continued Bastian Schweinsteiger.

“Thomas has often been on the bench lately, a change of scenery could do him good at the end of his career. He still has great quality.”

“I like Niko and I keep my fingers crossed for him. He managed to win the double last year and I hope he can do it again.” Bastian Schweinsteiger said speaking about Kovac.

“In the end, quality prevails, and I see most of the quality in Bavaria.”