The German defender can now call himself a World Cup winner, which will incentivise United to go after him further as well as making BVB all the more determined to hang onto him.
Hummels was a key feature of the Germany side, which won the World Cup, battling through difficult periods during games as well as dominating when he came up against attackers who were easier for him to contain.
In the match against Argentina last night, he struggled against the pace of Lionel Messi but found a way to keep the back four organised and disciplined which allowed Jorgi Low’s team to keep a clean sheet, which proved to be vital as Mario Gotze bagged a late winner.
United boss Louis van Gaal will be hunting for a centre-back to come into his team following the departure of Nemanja Vidic and the decision not to keep Rio Ferdinand on at the club, meaning a lot of experience and quality has been lost from the side’s defence.
The £20 million price being mentioned in various reports isn’t the main obstacle, it’s getting him away from BVB, a club that adores him and has a clear future for him in the back four.
Dortmund’s captain Seb Kehl has confirmed this season will be his last with BVB, which means Jurgen Klopp will be looking for a new skipper at the end of this season and Hummels has been tipped to take up the role.
Barcelona are also reportedly sniffing around the German player, which will only make a deal more difficult for van Gaal to complete if he decides that Hummels is the man he wants to go after this summer.
Here’s what Manchester United fans made of his performance against Argentina on Twitter.
We need a German player at #MUFC .. Schwieni would be phenomenal. Hummels, Kroos, Reus would be awsome too xD LVG plz— Princess Leia (@cr23po) July 14, 2014
Schweini was immense,Boateng gave the performance of his life, Hummels wasn't convincing but grew into it....but Boateng was best on d pitch— The ToolPusher (@UyiosaOriakhi) July 13, 2014
Hummels has been a defensive rock at the back for Germany tonight, hasn't made a mistake all night. Great performance.— Liam (@OffsideLiam) July 13, 2014
hummels flat out, heroic performance by him— 1337 (@jermey1337) July 13, 2014
Matt Hummels is tired AF but great performance all in all!!!— #TeamGermany #Kakapa (@thatojarule) July 13, 2014
Boateng and Hummels have put on such a performance— RIP DAD (@AllAboutMcglone) July 13, 2014
Those two tackles by Boateng and Hummels have summed up this German performance— Stuart (@minute5072) July 13, 2014
Not impressed by Hummels on tonight's performance, looks slow & often out if position. Is he just having an off night?— mufcshirts (@mufcshirts) July 13, 2014
Did you ever think there can be a game that Boateng is having the game of his life whereas Hummels is having an average performance.— Mohamed Bulhan (@MO_Bulhan) July 13, 2014
What a central defensive performance by Hummels and Boateng.— LandrySubira (@LandrySubira) July 13, 2014