Moyes rues failed Strootman bid.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is allegedly regretting missing out on the signing of Kevin Strootman this summer, according to Sports Direct News.
The Dutch international midfielder emerged as a top target for the Red Devils boss as he sought a replacement for the retiring Paul Scholes in midfield, though the 23-year-old eventually moved to Serie A side Roma instead.
The former PSV star has gone on to shine for the Italians this season, helping them to a perfect start to the season with six wins out of six games, contributing one goal and three assists along the way.
Moyes had many midfield targets over the summer, including the likes of Thiago Alcantara and Ander Herrera, before eventually completing the deadline day signing of Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5m.
However, it is now thought that the signing of Strootman was a real priority for the Scot, and one that he deeply regrets not trying harder to make.
Moyes was criticised for his work in the transfer market, and will be under pressure to spend big in January after a disappointing start to the season – United’s worst-ever in the Premier League and worst overall for 24 years.