Reports in the Manchester Evening News claimed this week that Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal would be prepared to set aside a chase for former United star Paul Pogba, in order to pursue his number one target – Kevin Strootman.
This decision will cause a number of raised eyebrows among United fans, who will no doubt be desperate to see the return of Pogba ahead of the recruitment of a player who has played just seven times in all competitions so far this season.
Here are ten players that would be more suitable summer arrivals in Manchester:
10) Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma)
One of the players to benefit from Strootman’s continued absence so far this season. The Belgian is the midfield hard-man United crave.
9) Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton)
The impressive Frenchman led the Saints’ charge up the Premier League table earlier this season. He would not look out of place at United.