Manchester United have reportedly been chasing Thomas Muller for years now, and he has sparked speculation this season with his growing frustration over game time.

Thomas Muller has found life at the Allianz Arena difficult since the arrival of new manager Carlo Ancelotti. The latest instance of this was when he was left on the bench for Bayern’s important clash against Bundesliga upstarts RB Leipzig, which they ended up winning 3-0.

The German international recently expressed his frustration at the decision made by his manager, and it will get alarm bells ringing at clubs around Europe who are interested in the World Cup winner.

“Personally, the last game against Leipzig didn’t go to plan for me as I didn’t play,” Muller said in an interview with German publication Bild.

“I could have had fun in that game as there was much more space than in previous games. Naturally, I’m not sitting on the bench with a grin on my face.”

However the Bayern Munich star was quick to add that team spirit is paramount and that everyone in the team, including hisself, would have to take a backseat to the greater cause.

Munich's Thomas Muller jubilates after scoring the 2-0 goal during the UEFA Champions League group F soccer match between Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, 04 November 2015. (Photo by Peter Kneffel/EPA)

Munich’s Thomas Muller jubilates after scoring the 2-0 goal during the UEFA Champions League group F soccer match between Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, 04 November 2015. (Photo by Peter Kneffel/EPA)

Thomas Muller is widely regarded as one of the best footballers in the world right now. The attacking midfielder also has the ability to play as a striker, and has excelled in these two roles for club and country since making his debut in 2009.

The 27-year-old doesn’t boast of brilliant technical ability, but he somehow always makes it to the right place at the right time. He has been a key player for Bayern Munich and Germany, winning the Champions League, World Cup and five Bundesliga titles along the way.

This has sparked a lot of interest from many of Europe’s big clubs, and Manchester United have been chief among them. The Red Devils were constantly linked with Muller the past two seasons, with the speculation cooling down after the big name arrivals this past summer.

The interest still seems to be there though, with a Bayern Munich board member recently warning Manchester United off Muller. This could be the best time for United to launch a move though.

Muller has made just 10 Bundesliga starts this season under Ancelotti. The Italian manager could be persuaded to let him go if the price is right, and Manchester United have shown that they can spend big for their top targets.

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