Thomas Muller responds to Arsenal transfer question as Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt score first Bayern Munich goals during pre-season win

    Bayern Munich’s newest stars got off to a fast start in pre-season – but it was one of their veterans who grabbed attention on social media.

    Sadio Mane and Matthijs de Ligt wasted no time opening their accounts for the German giants, with both finding the net on debut in a 6-2 friendly victory over DC United.

    Mane netted from the spot

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    Mane netted from the spot

    De Ligt only made a brief cameo but still managed to score

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    De Ligt only made a brief cameo but still managed to score

    Thomas Muller was also on the scoresheet and the 32-year-old was asked whether he would join Arsenal while signing shirts at the Audi Field in Washington.

    The Germany star responded with a smile: “No, no, no!”

    Bayern have already lost a superstar this summer after Robert Lewandowski joined Barcelona for around £38million.

    However, the Bundesliga champions have also been busy getting big names in.

    Mane joined from Liverpool in a deal worth up to £35m, while De Ligt signed from Juventus for a fee which could reach £62m.

    Pre-season friendlies mean very little, but the victory over DC United gave Bayern fans plenty of reasons to get excited.

    Making his first appearance for the club, Mane stepped up to take a fifth-minute penalty and smashed the ball into the top corner with conviction.

    And just one day after signing for Bayern, De Ligt came on at half-time and scored within two minutes with a left-footed volley in the box.

    Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann said: “Both players have made a good start.

    “Matthijs scored a brilliant goal with his left foot. I saw his impressive passing with his left foot in training today, and now this brilliant finish as well.”

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