The new Bayern Munich defender, Mats Hummels who left Borrussia Dortmund in the summer is talking about how he almost joined Man Utd under Louis van Gaal.
He told Dailymail: “Yes, [a deal was close]. Yes, yes, yes. It was close. Very close.
“There were talks, several times in the last few years. They were the offers. I had England or one of the three big Spanish clubs. The Spanish interest was loose, loose offers. I don’t like it that way. Nothing got close like the one from England.
“Van Gaal wanted me but he wasn’t the only one. It is getting difficult for me now to play in England. I’m 28 next month and I’ve signed here for five years.”