EXCLUSIVE: The 23-year-old midfielder says that the Spaniard's record commands respect from all around him, and that coach Pep Guardiola has "solutions for everything"
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Uefa president Michel Platini said the winger would be banned for three games if he rejected a France call-up but the Bavarian chief says the matter has been resolved
The 25-year-old, who has only just returned to action after missing the World Cup, was left in agony after being felled by Charlie Mulgrew in his country's 2-1 win over Scotland
Monday 8 September 2014
The 25-year-old has damaged the same ankle that kept him out of the World Cup and could miss as many as nine matches
The former Bayer Leverkusen man is yet to play a competitive game in front of the home crowd but has hailed the atmosphere of the historic stadium
The former BVB skipper has claimed that the 25-year-old was delighted to leave Old Trafford in favour of a return to the Signal Iduna Park
The centre-back revealed that that he could also have continued his career in La Liga or the Premier League but that he did not want to leave the Stadio Olimpico
COMMENT: The Switzerland international is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young players in the world - but he continues to struggle for game time at the Allianz Arena
The national team coach has acknowledged that his troops could easily have been held at home and was relieved they eventually emerged victorious
Two goals from Thomas Muller gave the hosts a hard-fought victory in Dortmund but the former Celtic boss was delighted that his men pushed the world champions so hard
The Bayern Munich star provided for his country once more during the victory over Scotland and must be considered Joachim Low's top attacking option
Two goals from Thomas Muller was enough to secure Joachim Low's side their first three points of the qualifying campaign, despite Ikechi Anya briefly looking to complicate things
Gordon Strachan's men made Joachim Low's men work hard for three points but two clinical goals from the Bayern Munich star made the decisive difference
The reigning world champions were humbled by Argentina in a friendly in midweek but the will be confident of overcoming Gordon Strachan's men in Dortmund
Sunday 7 September 2014
The Germany forward was jeered by fans during the loss to Argentina on Wednesday but accepts that he let his team down in Dusseldorf
The Germany coach feels that Vicente del Bosque's side are showing signs of recovery and will be competing in France in two summers' time
COMMENT: The midfielder has recovered from his illness and returns to the national team desperate to qualify for a major international tournament for the first time in his career
The midfielder admitted that realigning Germany's focus after their win in Brazil has been hard but is determined to add Euro 2016 to his list of honours
COMMENT: Joachim Low's men begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Sunday and are fresh from their World Cup victory, but can they repeat their double of the 1970s?
As the long qualifying campaign gets under way, we ask which team you think is currently most likely to secure victory - have your say!