“I would never play for United because of my time at Liverpool,” Can told Sport Bild. “My heart would not allow it. The rivalry between those clubs is huge.”
Can did recognise that United are a big club when discussing recent comparisons between them and Bayern Munich in English media ahead of the restart of Bundesliga amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Both are record champions and have big fascination,” he added. “Moreover, big names like Owen Hargreaves and Bastian Schweinsteiger played for both clubs.”
With eight matches of the league season remaining, Dortmund are hopeful that Can will return for their title clash against Bayern next Tuesday
“I see no reason to put United above Dortmund,” Can said. “Not from a sporting side and not because of appeal.”