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The midfielder associated with Man Utd agrees a long-term new contract with FC Bayern Munich “until 2026”

Bayern star Leon Goretzka has reportedly agreed a long-term contract extension after being linked with a move to Man Utd in recent months.

Goretzka made a name for himself during his five years at the Bundesliga club Schalke between 2013 and 2018.

His form for her brought him his change Bayern Munich before the 2018/19 campaign.

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Since then, the midfielder has been omnipresent among the German giants. He was an outstanding presence in the middle, as Bayern won the Bundesliga and the Champions League in 2019/20 in three consecutive seasons.

Goretzka has been linked with a move to Man Utd as his current contract with FC Bayern expires in 2022.

German outlet gate Kicker now report that the 26-year-old will entrust his future to Bayern Munich.

They report that “the talks dragged on for a long time” but an agreement was reached. Goretzka will sign a contract until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he was “nervous” before making his second debut for Man Utd over the weekend:

Ronaldo scored a brace against Newcastle United when their side won 4-1 at Old Trafford.

He said: “I didn’t expect to score two goals. I expect one, but not two. I have to appreciate the fans and what they did to me today. I’m so proud of that.

“The most important thing was to win and win games. Manchester [United] have to be where they deserve to be. It’s about winning, building the team and building the club and the mentality.

“That’s what we’re looking for. Of course I’m happy to score goals, I won’t deny that, but the most important thing is that the team and the squad played well.

“It’s amazing. When I started the game I was so nervous, I swear it. Usually because I didn’t expect them to sing my name for the whole game. I was very nervous, but maybe I didn’t but it was I. The welcome is amazing but I’m here to win games and help the team.

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