They have lost out on Hummels who wants to stay at Dortmund and Manchester United have now turned their attention to Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane to strengthen their defense.
Manchester United have been in pursuit of a defender for a while. And while they were interested in varane, the 22 year old Frenchman was more of a second choice but now, Varane is the first option for Van Gaal’s side since Matts Hummels announced he wasn’t leaving Dortmund. Varane could leave Real Madrid in the summer in search of more playing time as Manchester United now have champions league football to offer the French center back.
Manchester United might be looking to use De Gea, who is set to leave the club as a bargaining chip in their pursuit of Varane.