Manchester United target Kevin Strootman's 'obligation' to Louis van Gaal

Kevin Strootman has been discussing working under LVG for The Netherlands.

One name that continually gets linked with Manchester United is that of Dutch international Kevin Strootman.

Louis van Gaal is a big fan of his countryman, who would have been at the World Cup this summer were it not for a terrible knee injury. Sir Alex Ferguson was also a big fan of the player in his time at the club - and he is reportedly the club's number one transfer target for the winter.

Strootman tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a game for Roma against Parma back in April and only returned to first-team action this month.

Roma have made it clear that Strootman is not for sale. They want to keep their team together in order to hopefully pick up some silverware in the coming seasons - they see the Dutchman as integral to that dream.

Strootman himself has also made it clear he is perfectly happy at Roma, although he has never explicitly ruled out a move to Manchester United.

Today those rumours will have grown pace after comments by Strootman were shared by the Manchester Evening News.

They have shared quotes from Strootman that appear in an upcoming biography on Van Gaal - in which he says:

“With him looking on, whether it’s during a training session or in a packed stadium, it’s not a matter of me wanting the ball.

“No, I’ve got to have it. It is mine. It’s like an obligation I have to Van Gaal.”

It is clear that the pair have a great working relationship and in time Manchester United fans will be hoping that is reconnected at Old Trafford.

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