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Manchester United line up SHOCK alternative to Hummels

shawcross.jpgPunters in the Football Transfer Tavern believe Manchester United fans will have to settle for Stoke City’s centre half instead of Mats Hummels.

The Daily Star have caused a stir in the tavern after revealing that Louis van Gaal will target Ryan Shawcross after it became clear that Borussia Dortmund’s defensive rock looks to have committed his future to the Bundesliga club.

But punters think that van Gaal has no other choice than to strengthen his back line and obviously he would prefer to capture Hummels but beggars can’t be choosers and they will settle for what they can.

However, signing former Red Devil Shawcross may be exactly what the club needs.

He is a no-nonsense defender who is disciplined, a leader and now boasts invaluable experience in the Premier League.

Shawcross may also see the potential switch as a chance for him to finally succeed at the club where he started out.

As part of his initial development, he was loaned out to Belgian side Royal Antwerp in 2007 before being loaned out to Stoke City in the same year.

Eventually, Shawcross earned himself a permanent move to the Potters and Sir Alex Ferguson clearly saw potential in him as a youngster after sanctioning his sale that included a buy-back clause.

Manchester United fans. Shawcross has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League toughest competitors but is he good enough for a top club like United? Let us know your thoughts below.

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