A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United…
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been speaking about reported target Kevin Strootman.
The Dutch international is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament injury, but that has not stopped the rumours persisting that United could make a move in due course.
In quotes published by the Telegraph, van Gaal said, “I never say anything about individual players. It is my vision that we talk about a team and not individual players.
"But Strootman I can judge. He is injured for more than six months though, and we have to wait and see how he comes back.
“It is not easy to say how he comes back from injury, but we will wait and see.”
However, Strootman’s current club manager Rudi Garcia has ruled out any imminent move for the player.
In quotes published by Sky Sports, he said, “Strootman is a Roma player, he will be a Roma player this year. There is no doubt about that.
“Only he can say whether he wants to stay but it was never an issue for him to go to another club. There is no question of it.”
So that is pretty categorical then, and it leaves United seemingly continuing their search for quality new additions.
It was previously thought he would move to Paris Saint-Germain, but the latest report claims the French side have balked at the £45million asking price, despite previous suggestions hinting that a loan move could be on the cards.