Bayern Munich superstar emerged as shock transfer target for Man Utd

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Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels has emerged as an option for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United with his Die Roten future uncertain, according to reports in Germany.

The central defender was tipped to move to Red Devils in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund under former boss Louis van Gaal, but opted to remain at the Westfalenstadion.

Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho was desperate to beef up his defence with a commanding centre-back in the summer with reported moves for Toby Alderweireled and Harry Maguire spurned.

And Bild reports Jose could make a move for the 29-year-old star in January who has been a victim of new Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac’s rotation policy this season.

Hummels has only started three of six Bundesliga matches for the German giants but played and netted in the Champions League draw with Dutch side Ajax at the Allianz Arena.

After snubbing a switch to the Premier League four years ago, Mats Hummels moved to Bavaria in 2016.

The World Cup winner has gone on to scoop another two Bundesliga trophies to add to the two he won with Borussia Dortmund.

Any potential tilt for Mats could depend on Jose surviving until the January transfer window opens.