Rummenigge: Lewandowski like Gerd Muller

FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has compared Robert Lewandowski's goalscoring feats to that of German great and the club's all-time leading scorer Gerd Muller.

Der Bomber smashed in an incredible 525 goals for the Bavarians between 1964 and 1979 and is widely thought of as the greatest striker in the history of the club.

However, Rummenigge, who played with Muller for close to five seasons, believes that Lewandowski is showing qualities that are similar to the German legend. The Poland international hit another hat-trick for the Carlo Ancelotti-coached outfit last Saturday in an 8-0 win over Hamburger SV and now has 28 strikes in 32 matches.

The 61-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm pleased he's scored three goals. You can see every week that he's a top striker. Besides his goals and strong displays, it's important for us that he's never injured. Robert is in the same category as Gerd Müller! It's going to be highly interesting (if he wins the top scorer award). I have great trust in him."

The Warsaw-born forward is locked in a battle with Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the top scorer gong. Both have 19 league goals in the league this season.