Man United’s pursuit of Mats Hummels suffers a blow after Dortmund name defender as captain

Manchester United’s pursuit of Mats Hummels has suffered a blow after Borussia Dortmund name the defender as their club captain.

Louis van Gaal is believed to have identified the World Cup-winning German as his top target to bolster United’s defence.

Hummels is not only a magnificent defender but he’s also quite adept with the ball at his feet which is why LVG had his hopes set on signing him.

Perhaps it will only be a speed-bump in the chase for his signature or else maybe United will now turn their attention to Ajax wingback Daley Blind.