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Muller denies United speculation

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Thomas Muller has rejected claims that he would leave Bayern Munich and join Manchester United should Louis van Gaal be appointed the new manager at Old Trafford.

German tabloid Bild suggested last week that Muller, who was handed his Bayern debut while Van Gaal was in charge of the Bundesliga side, would reunite with the Dutchman if he was confirmed as United's replacement to the sacked David Moyes.

On Monday, the tabloid reported Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would consider selling Muller but only if the 24-year-old asked to leave the club. However, speaking to Austrian newspaper Krone, Muller stated there was nothing behind the rumours of him leaving for Manchester.

"I didn't make these rumours up myself, so I don't particularly want to comment on them too much, but I'm definitely not about to jump ship at Bayern," Muller said. "That said, I can't make any guarantees [that I'll stay at the club] for all time."

Muller, 24, who has scored 13 goals in 30 Bundesliga appearances this season, is contracted to the German champions until 2017.

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