It has been a tough week for Pep Guardiola. Dumped out of the Champions League by his former nemesis Real Madrid and having questions asked about his future in the aftermath.
And then two of his main players were linked with exits this week.
Bayern Munich snapped up Mario Gotze from rivals Borussia Dortmund in the summer - for a whopping fee of €37 million.
But the talented 21-year-old has not been a regular starter - and made his unhappiness at the situation clear this week:
“Of course I’m not happy. I want to win back the trust of the coach to play more.”
And then, a day later, reports suggested that Thomas Muller could also be looking for an exit - like we said, a bad week for Guardiola.
But the German internationals were both in action yesterday for Bayern - as they sent Hamburg SV ever closer to a relegation play-off with a thumping win at the Imtech Arena.
Gotze bagged two goals in the fixture and Muller also scored in the game, stealing what could have been the precursor for a hat-trick for Gotze - and if we are honest the chance of them leaving still seems very far-fetched.