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Louis van Gaal will target Mats Hummels as part of his rebuilding programme at Manchester United, reports Richard Tanner of the Daily Express.
The Borussia Dortmund defender and Feyenoord's Bruno Martins Indi are being viewed as potential replacements for Nemanja Vidic, who has joined Inter Milan, and Rio Ferdinand, who has been released by the club, claims the article.
Vidic, meanwhile, has revealed the extent of the dressing-room rows during David Moyes' time as United manager, in an interview with Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph.
Vidic is quoted as saying:
We argued amongst ourselves.
This year more than any other, because when you have bad times, people show they care. We are still friends, but we were arguing to get better. We wanted to improve.
We could say those things to each other because we have been together for so long, but it hurt.
If you didn’t argue, it would not be right. We had some hard moments in the dressing room between ourselves.
Ryan [Giggs] shares the same ideas as Sir Alex Ferguson and his was a more similar approach to the one we had with Sir Alex. The players are more used to it and felt more comfortable with it.
I am not saying that the David Moyes way was bad, but these players feel more comfortable playing a certain way of football.
You have to respect where you are and what you represent, though, and there is no point speaking about someone who was here, who everyone knows lost his job because he did not succeed in doing what he wanted to achieve.
The best answer I can say is that he [Moyes] tried really hard, he was professional. He was really committed to the job and desperately wanted to do well. But unfortunately, it didn’t happen and we are all sad.
Sometimes you have bad times and you question yourself, of course, but we never did anything to question the manager at all. We questioned ourselves more.