Kevin Strootman

Van Gaal is a known admirer of Kevin Strootman, and despite the fact that the player is battling a serious injury, he still reportedly ranks highly on the Dutchman's list of preferred transfer options.

The Roma midfielder is seen as the type of combative talent that United have been missing since the days of Roy Keane, and it won't be too long before a top European outfit lodges a hefty bid in order to test his club's resolve.

Given the relationship between Van Gaal and Strootman within the Holland setup one would assume that United could have the upper hand in this particular race, and in all honesty a deal for him seems more feasible than some of the others mentioned.

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