Peter Schmeichel Thinks German Duo Would Be Great Man United Signings

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Peter Schmeichel reckons that Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos are exactly the kinds of players that Manchester United need to sign this summer.

Managerless United are reportedly willing to spend up to £200m on strengthening their squad following a disastrous season that saw them finish seventh in the Premier League.

Hummels, who could be available for around £20m, has been capped 28 times by Germany at senior international.

He has won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and Schmeichel thinks that the 25-year-old has the necessary experience and technical attributes to be a real success at Old Trafford.

Former goalkeeper Schmeichel, who made 294 Premier League appearances during eight seasons at Old Trafford between 1991 and 1999, told the Daily Express: “United have got [Phil] Jones, [Chris] Smalling and [Jonny] Evans but going by what the media are saying, Hummels is a target.

“That’s a good starting point to bring him in. He has good leadership skills and he is a fantastic defender.

“He’s someone we’ve been looking at for a couple of years and he’s been heavily connected with United.

“Also we need to bring in a midfielder – players like Toni Kroos who has been mentioned for a long time and he would be a great addition.

“We need players that can install or restore the confidence in the club and squad as well.”

Kroos, who has 42 senior international caps to his name, has been strongly linked with a move to United.

The 24-year-old has scored three goals and provided six assists 41 league and Champions League appearances this season.

He has just over one year left to run on his current contract at the Allianz Arena and could be available for a fee in the region of £32m.

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