Louis van Gaal has emerged as the overwhelming favourite to become Manchester United’s next manager after David Moyes’ dismissal, with rumblings over which players he will want to bring with him to Old Trafford doing the rounds.
The latest rumblings in the Sunday tabloids suggest that Kevin Strootman and Toni Kroos are the two men that the Netherlands boss is desperate to attract to the Premier League.
Kroos has been heavily linked with the outgoing Premier League champions and with his contract at Bayern Munich expiring in 2015 this future is up in the air.
Strootman has been linked with United in the past and has been a star for Roma this season. However, the Netherlands international will miss this summer’s World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury playing for the Stadio Olimpico outfit.
With Van Gaal’s relationship with Strootman from the Dutch national squad, it seems logical that the potential new manager could convince the star to move to Old Trafford.
The experienced coach also has managed Kroos before while in charge of Bayern Munich, which could be a factor in United’s chances of landing the Germany international.
With United having considerable money to spend this summer, there may well be some traction in these rumours.