Dortmund’s Hummels ‘honored’ by Manchester United interest

Central defender Mats Hummels has decided to stay at Borussia Dortmund.

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Mats Hummels says he has decided to remain at Borussia Dortmund despite admitting it was an "honor" to be linked with Manchester United.

Hummels has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time but, having seen Ilkay Gundogan commit his future to Dortmund, the 26-year-old World Cup winner has decided against a summer move.

"There have always been rumors about almost every one of our players, but I decided not to make the move this year," he told reporters.

"Of course when the big clubs are interested, and Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, it’s an honor. But I decided I wanted to stay here."

Hummels is currently with the Dortmund squad in Singapore, ahead of a pre-season friendly over the Malaysian border on Thursday.

The Germany international, who began his career with Bayern Munich, has another two years left on his contract with Dortmund, who are now coached by Thomas Tuchel after Jurgen Klopp stepped down last season.