Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will tell Manchester United to make a summer move for Roma star Kevin Strootman if necessary, according to Goal.com.
The report has suggested that Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger is the Red Devils boss' No.1 transfer target, however he could still opt to bring Dutch ace Strootman to the club before the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
It had previously appeared that United and Van Gaal were ready to wait until the January transfer window before looking to bring the Roma ace to the club, but he could now arrive at Old Trafford sooner than first expected.
It appears that Van Gaal and Co. will continue to monitor Strootman throughout the the summer as they look to strengthen their side ahead of next season. Reports have indicated that United are prepared to wait for Strootman to recover before signing him, but are happy to bring him to the club earlier if they are have to.
Manchester United fans will certainly be hoping that the club can bring both Strootman and Schweinsteiger to the club after a nightmare campaign under David Moyes last term.
The Red Devils only managed to secure a seventh placed Premier League finish and struggled in the middle of the park throughout the season. The likes of Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Marouane Fellaini all proved far too inconsistent for the former champions, and United fans will be hoping for an immediate improvement.
Schweinsteiger and Strootman certainly represent they type of midfield stars the club are in need of. The latter may currently be on the sidelines, but was a key man for his club before his injury and certainly looks set to star in years to come.
German ace Schweinsteiger, meanwhile, has all the credentials to fit into any midfield in world football, and could become a major success at the Theatre of Dreams under new coach Van Gaal.
It certainly looks set to be a busy summer at Manchester United, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club can secure the services of their main targets this time around. Red Devils fans won't want to see a repeat of last summer's nightmare transfer dealings and will be hoping their midfield is drastically improved upon.
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