Stoiber: Bayern fans would ‘never forgive’ Muller sale

FC Bayern München fans would “never forgive” the club’s board if they sold Thomas Muller to Manchester United, according to Edmund Stoiber, a member of the club’s hierarchy.

The Red Devils have long been linked with the German international after years of impressive performances for club and country.

Muller has been going through a rough patch recently and has only scored three goals in 18 appearances this campaign for the Bavarians.

However, Stoiber doesn’t expect the club to ever part with their forward as it would upset too many supporters.

“No one on the Supervisory Board would vote to sell. It should not happen that Thomas Muller plays at Manchester United,” Former Minister-President Bavaria Stoiber told Bild.

“Muller is the ‘boy next door’. He is the opposite of, for example, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is more than just an excellent footballer. A player like him is part of our DNA. He plays an important role at the club. Muller not only creates emotions with his goals, he talks to the fans hearts.

“When Bastian Schweinsteiger went to Manchester United, the fans were not happy,” added Stoiber. “[But] he’s 32-years-old and wanted to experience something new.

“The members and fans, however, would never forgive us if we sell Thomas Muller. No matter how much money.”