Manchester United target Toni Kroos speaks out, big difference at Bayern

Toni Kroos, Germany National Football Team

Manchester United target says the destiny of this season's Bundesliga title is already beyond doubt.

Bayern Munich sit 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, and show no sign of taking their foot off the gas.

Their relentless pursuit of success has midfielder Toni Kroos already declaring them as champions.

He told local newspaper Muenchen Merkur: "Of course we are champions. But still we want to tackle every game seriously, so we do not fall ahead of the Champions League in any rut."

Kroos clearly wants to add a second Chammpions League trophy to his CV, and is assuring fans he is not resting on his laurels.

He was magnificent in Bayern's 5-1 demolition of Schalke at the weekend, pulling the strings in midfield as Arjen Robben bagged a hat-trick.

Kroos touched the ball 155 times, 20 more than any other Bayern player, completing 93 per cent of his passes in the win.

It would be easy for him to take his foot off the gas with the league already won, but Bayern as a collective are showing no sign of doing so.

He has even less reason to ease up than his teammates; playing for a pay rise or a move to Manchester United.

Yet his comments illustrate the difference in his choices. At Bayern he could choose to play for a club who can win their league with likely two months to spare - while Manchester United are already out of the title race.

If he can win a second Champions League trophy with Bayern, then what is there to stay around for? More of the same, sure - but if it's a challenge he wants, then Old Trafford is where from a sporting perspective he can prove his individual importance.

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