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Dietmar Hamann:
Thomas Müller is more important for Bayern than Coutinho

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München should hold on to Thomas Müller until the end of the season at least, argues Dietmar Hamann.

Thomas Müller.
Thomas Müller.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Dietmar Hamann believes it would be 'fatal' for Bayern München to let Thomas Müller go in the winter.

Müller has been linked with a January exit after slipping down the pecking order at Allianz Arena, but Hamann believes he is too important to be sold.

On the other hand, the former German international isn't impressed with Philippe Coutinho who has kept Müller out of the starting eleven a number of times.

"One thing is clear to me: Letting Thomas Müller go in the winter would be fatal. On the one hand because I believe he's more valuable for the team than Philippe Coutinho and on the other hand because he is the last great identification figure of this team. His words have so much weight in the dressing room," Hamann wrote in a column for Sky and added:

"I also think that Coutinho is not currently helping the team. There is a difference between not playing well and playing badly. Coutinho is playing badly at the moment. He's on loan for a year, has already played several games for Bayern, and I don't think he has improved so far. That's why I would clearly let Müller play against Union Berlin this weekend, centrally behind Lewandowski."

Bayern take on Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

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