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The Germany international beat off the likes of Gerard Pique and Thomas Vermaelen to secure the most votes as the man to take the place of the current Red Devils captain

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is the ideal long-term replacement for Nemanja Vidic at Manchester United, according to Goal.com readers.

On Sunday, Goal.com exclusively revealed the Red Devils could be tempted to sell their captain, who is currently sidelined with a knee complaint and missed most of last season with a similar injury.

And with such question marks hanging over the Serbian’s long-term fitness, a resounding 63.97 per cent of readers believe that imposing Germany international Hummels is the perfect replacement.

The 23-year-old already has wealth of experience playing in big matches for both club and country, and, like Vidic, is capable of popping up to grab the odd vital goal for his side.

Red Devils youth product Gerard Pique, now with Barcelona, came second in the voting with 16.19% backing Sir Alex Ferguson to hand the Spain international a return to Old Trafford.

Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen came third, with 8.1% thinking he should be reunited with former Gunners team-mate Robin van Persie.

Angelo Ogbonna has impressed with his performances for Torino and took 6.58% of the vote, just ahead of highly-rated Nordsjaelland youngster Jores Okore who was backed by 5.18% of voters.

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