On Saturday, Manuel was new between the posts and contributed that Bayern won the top match against RB Leipzig 3-2 and first consolidated in the table. Personally, he even set a record, since he closed by his 310th victory in the Bundesliga to Bavaria Chief Supervisor Oliver Kahn as a player with the most Bundesligiaschen.
On Sunday, the Munich now reported that the national goalkeeper has undergone an operation on the right knee joint and for that reason in the coming weeks had to give up him. “We all in the club and the whole team wish Manuel a good and quick recovery and we are sure that he will soon be at the top again”, sports board Hasan Salihamidzic is quoted in a club announcement.
Use in Salzburg not possible
The 35-year-old played 20 league games in the current season and was essentially involved that the Munich with just 21 goals put the best defense of the league.
In terms of downtime, Bayern were not concretely, but they informed that the captain “in the coming weeks” will fail. This means that he will not only be missing the upcoming Bundesliga game in Bochum on Saturday (15.30 clock), but also the first leg in the second round of the Champions League at RB Salzburg on the following Tuesday (21 clock).
Up to a possible quarterfinals in the Champions League, with which the hot seasonal phase would begin, will be reckoned with a return of recurring. The goalkeeper himself was emphasized. “Hey guys, I had a small op on the knee today,” said the 35-year-old via Instagram and posted a photo in the hospital bed with a raised thumb. “Everything went great, so I can start with the construction training promptly.”