Manchester United receive Strootman blow

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has hit a snag in his attempts to recruit Kevin Strootman from Roma after his agent claimed that the midfielder is happy to stay in Italy, according to SkySports.

The Red Devil's are looking to strengthen their midfield after a slow start to the season which has left the reigning champions in unfamiliar territory; languishing in ninth place in the Premier League after back-to-back Old Trafford defeats. 

After missing out on targets Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera in the summer, Moyes did manage to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton, who he left to takeover from Sir Alex Ferguson at United. 

However, Fellaini has failed to make an impression in his first season and the big Belgian central midfielder has lost his place in the starting XI.

Attentions have turned the 23-year-old Strootman who already has 24-caps for Holland.

The 6ft man has been on United's radar for a while and the club apparently chased his signature in the past before Roma clinched a deal to sign him from PSV Eindhoven for around £14 million. 

Strootman has impressed at the Stadio Olympico and the Old Trafford outfit were rekindling their interest. 

However it seems Strootman isn't in any hurry to leave the club he has only played 13 Serie A games for, as his agent Chiel Dekker claimed: "Kevin is very happy in Rome and his intention is to stay here for a long time.

"They have started a project and a new team and he has adapted well to his new club."

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