Neuer rejects dressing room rift rumours

Bayern München goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has rejected reports that Pep Guardiola's decision to quit the club has caused a rift in the dressing room.

Guardiola announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season and it was confirmed this week that he would join Manchester City.

There had been suggestions of disarray in the Bayern dressing room in the press, but Neuer insists the squad is as close-knit as always.

"It crackles outside, but inside the team there is nothing crackling," Neuer told the assembled media during a press conference.

"We stick together, and we stand up for each other. We have no problems in the dressing room. The efforts to bring things into the squad from the outside just don't reach us."