Manchester United still keen to sign Kevin Strootman - paper talk (1)

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AS Roma’s tenacious holding midfielder Kevin Strootman may have undergone yet another knee operation but that has not deterred Manchester United from keeping a close eye on the 24-year-old.

The Netherlands international remains Louis van Gaal’s number one transfer target - despite his latest injury setback - as he plans to revert to his favoured 4-3-3 system in time for next season.

This is according to the Mirror, who add that Van Gaal is not ready to look for an alternative to Strootman just yet.

Van Gaal a huge Strootman fan

It was an injury to Strootman prior to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil which forced ex-Netherlands boss Van Gaal to switch to a defensively-minded 3-5-2 formation for the showpiece international tournament.

Prior to that, Strootman had been the main man in the Oranje’s 4-3-3 setup. And Van Gaal, provided the player proves his fitness between now and the end of the season, wants the midfield enforcer to produce the same talismanic performances at Old Trafford from the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

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