Van Gaal targets £30m Dutch duo - and they get van Persie's seal of approval

Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £30m move for Feyenoord duo Bruno Martins Indi and Jordy Clasie - to Robin van Persie's delight.

Since United took the decision to appoint Louis van Gaal as the club's new manager in place of David Moyes, the Red Devils have been linked with a plethora of Dutch players. After all, van Gaal is the current boss of the Holland national team and will only leave his post there after the World Cup, whilst he also has a track record of bringing Dutch players with him to clubs he has managed.

Therefore, it's no shock that van Gaal has been linked with a £30m double swoop on Feyenoord in order to sign defender Martins Indi and midfielder Clasie - two young players who are expected to start for van Gaal at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Martins Indi is a versatile player who can play at left back or centre back, whilst Clasie is a talented central midfielder with great passing - all areas that United desperately need to improve this summer. They may not be the household names that United fans have been hoping for, but they are promising players with seemingly big futures ahead of them.

The duo are of course international team mates of star United striker van Persie - who also came through the ranks at Feyenoord - and the former Arsenal man has praised both players as speculation grows over a possible move to Old Trafford for the pair.

"I have had many beautiful balls in my career, but that ball from Clasie against Ecuador was definitely one of the best," said van Persie, commenting on a sublime pass played by Clasie in a recent friendly - which was eerily reminiscent of a Paul Scholes pass.

Van Persie continued, making reference to the development of Martins Indi: "When you see how, for example, Bruno Martins Indi is, how he takes balls, how he plays and how he looks around him...Compared to last year, there is a world of difference," he said.

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