Missing out on Thomas Muller must be Manchester United's biggest summer regret

Old Trafford

The German international would have taken Manchester United by storm if he had arrived.

Manchester United signed a lot of new players during the summer, significantly strengthening their midfield, adding a much-needed quality right-back and signing two of the most exciting young attacking talents in Europe. But there is a player that manager Louis van Gaal will no doubt regret missing out on, certainly after the club’s start to the new campaign.

According to a report from Sky Sports United tried to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller during the summer but were rebuffed by the German club’s hierarchy.

Given Muller’s talent and experience, he would have gone down a storm at Old Trafford, easing the pressure on Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial and giving United’s attacking options a considerable boost.

Martial has been brilliant since arriving from Monaco, but to expect a teenager to bear the brunt of scoring all season is a big ask, especially when Rooney is off the boil.

At just 26, Muller would have been a wonderful investment and with 10 goals in just 11 appearances for Bayern this season, United cannot help but regret not getting their man.

While another centre-back would also have been very welcome at United, missing out on Muller must surely go down as their biggest regret of the summer.

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