The Red Devils have been linked with a swoop for the Germany international all summer but he says that he has not spoken to his former coach about going to Old Trafford

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has denied reports that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has contacted him about a move to Old Trafford.

United have been linked with a big-money move for the Germany international all summer, despite his club vowing not to sell any more players to the Premier League side after they bought Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Speaking after scoring twice as Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday evening, Muller told reporters: “Louis van Gaal hasn’t called me, so I don’t know about any move.”

United have started the season with Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James Wilson as their three senior strikers, although reports on Saturday suggest that Hernandez will be allowed to leave before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

Muller scored either side of half-time on his 200th Bundesliga appearance as Bayern eased to a 3-0 victory against Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena.

However, he gave up the chance to complete a hat-trick in his landmark game when he allowed Arjen Robben to convert Bayern’s second penalty of the match.

“I’m a team player,” he remarked of it. “Bayern is a shark tank. You have to throw fish to sharks, so there is no problem about the penalty.”