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 By Chris Wright

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller and a horse called Dave

As has become abundantly clear over the course of the past few years, despite all the accolades, fame and fortune, Thomas Muller just isn't like most professional footballers.

In fact, the Bayern Munich forward has earned himself a cult following for eschewing the usual trappings of the modern day football superstar in favour of an altogether more relaxed and unorthodox approach to life at one of Europe's elite clubs.

As it turns out, Muller and his wife Lisa, herself an accomplished dressage rider, devote most of their evenings to their horses, which they breed at a stable in the countryside outside Munich.

My wife Lisa and our horse Dave in the Olympic Stadium Munich #esmuellert

A photo posted by Thomas Müller (@esmuellert) on

A million miles from the constant glare of modern football, Muller admits that he enjoys nothing more than unwinding in the privacy of the stables, even if he's not entirely sure what he's doing a lot of the time.

"I come here to watch if everything's fine," the 25-year-old Bayern forward told CNN.

"And for the carrots. I'm the managing director of carrots! I watch the dogs. Sometimes I help a little bit but it's her business.

"I enjoy it a lot. They make me feel comfortable, the attitude and what they look like and [the way they] live their lives. It's fun. It's easy to relax around horses."

Multi-time Bundesliga champion, Champions League winner, World Cup winner and now managing director of carrots too!

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