Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller has been hailed by the German press after his two-goal effort against England yesterday.

Muller is being tracked by Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Muller was praiseworthy for his two goals and one assist, completing a remarkable story which, just one year ago, saw him kicking around in the Bavarian club's reserve team.

"He has forced world class players like Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose out of the FC Bayern starting XI," explained the Welt newspaper.

But Muller modestly said he had also been fortunate yesterday.

"I was a bit lucky with the (third goal)," said the 20-year-old. "The goalkeeper guessed I would shoot one way, but I got the corner right."

Nevertheless, it was he who "shot England down", according to Kicker magazine.

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