Outpriced of move to Manchester United, midfielder extends Roma's run

The Giallorossi move back to the top of Serie A thanks to a stoppage-time equaliser from a midfielder who could have moved to England rather than Italy.

Kevin Strootman was being linked with a summer move to the red half on Manchester and was being seen as a long-term replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.

The move never materialised due to price, with the Dutchman joining the Italian side and new manager Rudi Garcia instead, and they kept up their unbeaten start to the season thanks to his late goal which earned a point at Atalanta.

The draw means it's now 14 games without defeat and puts them back on top of the league on goal difference, but that could change if Juventus pick up a positive result at home to Udinese this evening.

As for Strootman, he now has three goals in his first thirteen league appearances for the club and is showing why Roma's board spent €18 million for his services, an amount United were unwilling to part with and may regret doing so.

image: © Damien Cansse

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch