Back in the Louis Van Gaal days, there was a brief period when Manchester United were interested in Thomas Müller.

There was talk of a €100m offer being made, which Karl-Heinz Rummenigge didn’t deny, but it was rejected and the German forward remained at Bayern Munich, where he still is to this day.

However, things have changed drastically for Müller since then, as he’s now a bit-part player under Niko Kovać and it was claimed not too long ago that he could be looking for a new club in January.

Well, it took longer than expected, but Manchester United now reportedly ‘want to sign’ the player once again, according to Sport Bild, with journalist Christian Falk adding they are looking to do so this winter, meaning January.

Müller is under contract with the Bavarian side until 2021, so a fee would still have to be negotiated, and it remains to be seen how much they would ask for the 30-year-old.

This comes at a time when Manchester United are short on attackers, having sold Romelu Lukaku and loaned Alexis Sánchez to Inter in the summer without replacing them.

Multiple reports in Italy have claimed a strong interest in Mario Mandzukić, but it makes sense that should Müller become available, they would also look at him.

The 2014 World Cup winner has made 12 appearances in all competitions, half of which have come off the bench, scoring one goal and assisting teammates six times so far this season.