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The 62-year-old FCB supremo has hailed the shot stopper's outstanding form in 2013-14 and is impressed with his abilities on the ball.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has voiced his admiration of Manuel Neuer in the wake of his superb performance in the 2-0 Champions League win over Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

The Germany international kept out a Mesut Ozil penalty early in the game as well as making several fine saves to keep Bayern on level terms, while also impressing on the ball with his accurate passing, and Hoeness has nothing but praise for the 27-year-old.

"What Neuer is doing is absolutely top notch. He has been priceless," Hoeness was quoted as saying by Bild. "We are using our goalkeeper as an outfield player. Some people seem to forget that. It's a matter of time before he is playing in our opponents' half.

"The defenders can always pass the ball back to Manuel. He can pass the ball on to a teammate perfectly with both his right and his left foot."

Neuer has kept 22 clean sheets in 35 official appearances for Bayern in 2013-14.

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