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Mats Hummels confirms Manchester United’s interest but says he’s happy at Borussia Dortmund

by Sam Peoples

Mats Hummels has revealed Manchester United were interested in signing him this summer but insists he is happy to stay at Borussia Dortmund.

Louis van Gaal has been in search of a world-class defender this summer and Hummels has been one of a number of players linked which includes Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi.

Speaking about his future, Hummels says he has no desire to leave the German side for at least another season, despite being flattered by United’s interest.

“There have always been rumours about almost every one of our players, but I decided not to make the move this year,” he said.

“Of course when the big clubs are interested, and Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, it’s an honour. But I decided I wanted to stay here.”
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Hummels endured a disappointing campaign at Dortmund last season as they finished seventh in the Bundesliga and missed out on a place in the Champions League.

Despite that, United were heavily linked with him given his previous reputation but it doesn’t sound like Hummels will be calling Old Trafford home next season.

United would have been able to given Hummels the chance to play Champions League football once again but it seems the 26-year-old is more than happy to play without it, at least for the time being.

Van Gaal desperately needs to sign a top class defender who can help improve decision making with younger, less experienced players such as Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw around him.

Matteo Darmian‘s expected arrival is a step in the right direction for the defence but there needs to be at least one more signing at centre-back if United are going to challenge on all fronts next season.

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