O’Shea believes that Hummels would be a fine option for his former club.
Former Manchester United defender and current Sunderland captain John O’Shea has recommended German international centre back Mats Hummels to the club, report the Daily Star, despite the fact that O’Shea beat Hummels to the ball to bag Ireland’s dramatic late equaliser against Germany in their Euro 2016 qualification clash this week.
O’Shea spent most of his career at Old Trafford before moving to Sunderland, where he has today signed a new contract to stay on as Gus Poyet’s captain, and believes that Hummels, who has strongly been linked with United, would be a fine signing for his former club:
“I could definitely recommend them Mats Hummels from Germany. He was fantastic last night.”
On the night of his 100th cap for the Republic of Ireland, O’Shea stunned the world champions when he arrived in the box in injury time to prod home a clever flick from Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick, leaving Hummels prone on the floor and Joachim Low’s side contemplating a second disappointing result in three days after losing to Poland at the weekend, leaving them with an awkward path towards qualification.