Feeling good back on the pitch with my teammates again. pic.twitter.com/P4r24RDR5M— Kevin Strootman (@Kevin_strootman) July 5, 2015
AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is hoping this season will be far more productive than the last.
The Dutchman sent a tweet yesterday confirming his return to pre-season training was on schedule, after an injury-hit 2014/15.
Manchester United were strongly linked with the midfielder who was a favourite of Louis van Gaal during his time as Holland boss, only for their interest to fizzle out after his difficulty bouncing back from a serious knee injury.
Strootman, 25, played only seven games for Roma last season, a year removed from a phenomenal first season for the Giallorossi, which was cut short itself by injury.
This was published after Strootman's second knee surgery in January, with it claimed Van Gaal still sees him as his ideal midfielder for his side.
Roma value the midfielder highly however, and United would have to temper their interest with concerns over his fitness given the price he could cost.
Strootman's tweet confirming his return, and positivity, is a message United should take notice of providing they still retain an interest.
If United's interest is as serious as reported, it would not be a surprise at all to hear of the club making an enquiry to see if there is a deal to be done at the right price.