ESPN FC is reporting the Red Devils contacted Dortmund to investigate Reus' availability, but withdrew their interest once they learned of the Bundesliga club's valuation of the 26-year-old.
It is understood United were willing to pay up to £50million to acquire Reus' services.
Reus signed a new four-year deal with Dortmund in February.
£60m too much for Man Utd to pay Dortmund for Reus
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