Roma's Strootman comments will alert Manchester United even more

Kevin Strootman playing for PSV, Jonathan Reis for Vitesse

Manchester United target Kevin Strootman is finally nearing peak condition.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will be extremely interested to hear comments regarding top target Kevin Strootman.

The Dutchman is highly regarded by his former international manager, and made a comeback from a serious knee injury last month.

That knee problem kept him out of the World Cup, and in his initial performances for Roma since returning he looked to be lacking the dynamism which made him stand out for the club last year, which is to be expected at first after such a big injury.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia has now however said he feels the midfielder is now back nearing peak condition.

He said at a press conference: "Kevin came back from the break raring to go, just like the others. In training he looks close to 100% now but he was ready to play before.

"He'll be like a new signing for us, just as Mattia [Destro] was last year."

Knowing Strootman is nearing full fitness will peak the interest of Van Gaal even more, and United can be expected to scrutinise him closely with the transfer window open.

Roma have publicly insisted they have no desire to sell the midfielder, but if he begins reproducing his best form between now and the transfer deadline, United will be seriously tempted to put that resolve to the test.

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