Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has dismissed rumours that he will be joining Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, committing his future to the Bundesliga champions. Like Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos, the Bayern star had been heavily linked with a move to United after building a good relationship with van Gaal during his time in the Netherlands squad, but he has dismissed any allegations that he will be leaving Bayern.
United have typically had a number of players linked to the club, especially with the arrival of high profile manager van Gaal at the club. Robben joins a list of Netherlands players linked with making a move to Old Trafford, with a fee of around £30 million said to be offered for the winger.
Robben dismissed any rumours that he will leave the Allianz Arena (courtesy of De Telegraaf).
“Manchester United? That’s not an option. I am staying at Bayern Munich. Period. And I cannot imagine that Bayern would want to sell me. I have only just renewed my contract and we are happy with each other. It would have been a different story had I been unhappy.”
The Dutch star went on to compliment United’s new boss, and stated the situation could be different had he not signed a new deal.
“I would have been open to a move then, because I had a great time under Van Gaal at Bayern. He has been very important for my career. However, fact is that I am very happy at my current club.
Robben also complimented van Gaal’s managerial ability – a big deal from a player who has played under the likes of Jose Mourinho and Fabio Capello.
“Van Gaal and [Pep] Guardiola are the best coaches I have ever worked with. I am feeling well and I’m going nowhere. There’s a zero per cent chance that I will join Manchester United. I think United did great to appoint Van Gaal.”