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Missed the big goal – Neuer missed the start of training
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Neuer’s comeback at the start of the league is becoming increasingly unlikely
The comeback of national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is apparently further delayed. A deployment of the Bayern captain at the start of the Bundesliga is “increasingly unlikely”. The question of who will be Munich number 2 in the future also remains open.
After a long injury, Manuel Neuer really wanted to be fit for the start of the season. But the FC Bayern goalkeeper is not ready yet. Another star is also missing at the master’s training start.
FC Bayern started the pre-season without their captain. Manuel Neuer was absent from the first training session of the German record champions after the summer break on Saturday morning in Munich. The 37-year-old goalkeeper is undergoing a special rehabilitation program after a long injury break.
About seven months after his leg operation due to a skiing accident, Neuer originally wanted to get back into team training on Saturday. In the past few days, however, it had already been indicated that the world champion was not quite as far as hoped.
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Coach Thomas Tuchel had his team train at around 34 degrees on Säbener Straße. After the first unit, Bayern set out for Tegernsee. There they will complete a five-day training camp with public practice sessions for the fans and a friendly against FC Rottach-Egern on Tuesday evening.
De Ligt is also absent from training
In addition to Neuer, only central defender Matthijs de Ligt was absent from training on Saturday morning.
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The champions’ first additions were new: Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro, who came on a free transfer from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. Goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, who was last loaned to AS Monaco for two years, also trained. He will probably leave Bayern soon, VfB Stuttgart and Leeds United are said to be interested in the 26-year-old.
A long-distance trip for Bayern is scheduled for July 24th. A PR tour takes place in Asia, in Japan and Singapore the Munich friendlies against FC Liverpool and Manchester City are played. On August 18th they open the new Bundesliga season with the game at Werder Bremen.