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Hummels denies Man United promise


HUMMELS-CUPDORTMUND, April 1- Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has taken to social media to deny claims he promised Sir Alex Ferguson he would join Manchester United.

The Germany international has been the subject of numerous transfer rumours this season following Dortmund’s poor form, which, as it stands, means they will not be in the Champions League next season.

The defender himself seemed to fan the flames earlier this week when he said he was considering his future with the club, while he has also been reported saying that if he were ever to leave Dortmund, the only other club he would join was the Red Devils.

This combination of quotes led tabloids to jump to the conclusion that Hummels had made a promise to Ferguson when the former United manager flew to Berlin to scout him, Shinji Kagawa and Robert Lewandoski in the 2012 German Cup final.

However, upon reading these reports, the towering defender took to Twitter to rubbish the claims.

“Just to be clear. This alleged ‘promise’ is simply an invention… and that is saying it nicely,” he said on his official Twitter account.

Dortmund are currently 10th in the Bundesliga, 12 points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the last Champions League spot and have eight games of the league season left to close the gap, while a vital fixture against Bayern Munich awaits them on Saturday.