I'm not leaving just yet – Muller

The Germany star insists he is not about to depart the Allianz Arena but refused to rule out leaving the Bundesliga champions in the future

Thomas Muller has dismissed suggestions he is going to leave Bayern Munich – at least in the immediate future.

The Germany international has not been a first-team regular at the Allianz Arena this season, prompting speculation he could be on the move with Manchester United repeatedly linked.

Muller is not, however, keen on quitting the Bundesliga champions just yet, although he did not rule out a future transfer.

He told Bild: “I didn’t invent the rumours, so I can’t comment on them.

“Let’s say this: I’m certainly not about to move but I can’t guarantee that forever.”

Bayern’s bid to retain their Champions League title came unstuck in the semi-finals when they were trounced 5-0 over two legs by Real Madrid, a margin of defeat which shocked Muller and his team-mates.

“Of course it hurts, but you have to be honest and say that Real Madrid were better than us over both legs. After all, we lost 5-0,” he said.

“But this criticism just goes to show our quality. Many people expected us to retain the treble.”

Bayern still have the DFB-Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund to play on May 17 but after that Muller’s attention will switch to the World Cup in Brazil.

Muller was the tournament’s top scorer in 2010 but admits a repeat of that is a long-shot as Germany attempt to win the trophy for the fourth time.

“We’re certainly not going to Brazil for a holiday,” he continued.

“The Germany team are one of the favourites, like Brazil, Spain, Argentina and Italy. And Netherlands are like a secret favourite this year.

“I will do everything possible to win the Golden Boot again, even if it’s not realistic. You need a bit of luck for this.”

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