Sun 22 January 2023 | 12:39

"We shouldn't forget what he did for Bayern", Uli Hoeness defends Manuel Neuer

Bayern Munich's honorary president Uli Hoeness is not concerned about the club's goalkeeping situation.

After it was confirmed that

Manuel Neuer

will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury in a skiing accident,

Bayern Munich

signed the 34-year-old Yann Sommer on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Bayern now will have Manuel Neuer,

Yann Sommer

, and Alexander Nubel as their goalkeepers for the next season, but Hoeness has defended the decision to sign Sommer.

"I think it's strange that the problems of June are discussed in January,"

he told Sport1.

"It was necessary to find the best solution for the next six months. Yann Sommer is the optimal solution at the moment.

"Everything else with Nubel and Ulreich will be seen in June when we know more about Manuel's condition.

"Bayern are happy to have a goalkeeper in Yann Sommer who is now solving our problems. I would urge patience."

Some reports have suggested that Bayern may punish Neuer for skiing on holiday which led to his injury, but Hoeness insisted that such an act is not necessary.

"Manuel knows he made a mistake. Anything can happen in life. It's an accident. We shouldn't forget what he did for Bayern,"

he added.

"Bayern's success is also due to the fact that such issues are solved very humanely and socially. A million or two doesn't matter. People come before money."

source: SportMob

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