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The two-time defending champions were second best for much of the first half after Bayern took the lead through Joshua Kimmich, but the hosts could not build on that advantage despite creating a number of clear chances

The five-time European champions were made to dig deep prior to their breakthrough goal shortly before half time, though they went on to add four more goals to their tally ahead of next month’s needless second leg

Muller, 26, has been repeatedly linked with a move to England ever since Louis van Gaal – his former coach at Bayern – took over at Old Trafford in 2014, but the Bundesliga champions rejected United’s advances this summer

Germany, utterly dominant despite playing without a recognised centre forward, went on to win 4-0 with a hat-trick for Muller – the golden boot winner at the last World Cup – and a thunderous header from Mats Hummels