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Manuel Neuer isn't thinking about retiring:
'I still feel needed'

By Rune Gjerulff

Manuel Neuer wants to keep on playing as long as he feels needed and his body can cope with it.

Manuel Neuer saving a header from Yussuf Poulsen.
Manuel Neuer saving a header from Yussuf Poulsen.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Bayern München and Germany captain Manuel Neuer insists he's not thinking about retiring from football.


The 34-year-old still has two and a half years left on his contract with Bayern and says he's not considering hanging up his gloves anytime soon.

"I play because I enjoy it, and at the moment I still feel needed," Neuer told t-online.de and added:

"Let me put it this way. As long as my body is doing well and I'm needed, I won't think about retiring."

The former Schalke 04 goalkeeper has made a total of 414 appearances in the Bundesliga.


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