With the Netherlands national team boss currently one of the clear favourites to take over from David Moyes at Old Trafford next season, we look at five players the Dutchman may look to bring with him to the north west this summer ….
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Kevin Strootman (AS Roma)
The experienced Netherlands international may have recently suffered a season-ending knee-ligament injury playing for his club side, however, the midfielder is still expected to have recovered from surgery in time to start the new campaign.
And with Van Gaal known to be a huge fan of the 24-year-old’s, it would be no surprise at all were the Dutchman to try to recruit his compatriot as one of his first pieces of business were he to take over at Old Trafford this summer, especially given the fact that the centre of the park is an area of the pitch that the Red Devils are in desperate need of reinforcements, while the club have also tried to sign Strootman on several occasions in the past too.