Manchester United

Forget Matic: Man United should look to seal a deal for this central midfield ace

Man United will be looking to build towards more success next season with the Champions League firmly back in their minds after securing qualification for Europe’s premier competition once more.

Under Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils have made steady progress, and the culmination of that progress resulting in a place back in the top four will have been very pleasing for their charismatic manager.

The United faithful here in the Tavern have all come back indoors this week, with the weather changing for the worse, and this has given our landlord chance to catch up with them at the bar and discuss how their summer has gone so far.

With the captures of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof already secured, United have been linked with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in recent weeks by various sources. However, our landlord thinks Mourinho should forget about Matic, and instead sign Roma star Kevin Strootman.

The Dutch midfielder has been a regular for the Italian’s since joining the club from PSV in 2013, and his form has not gone unnoticed, with the player often linked with at least one English club every transfer window.

Strootman offers something which United potentially lack in the middle of the park, with his ability to control a game and his dominating presence somewhat off putting for opposition players.

Added to this, he is also a top class footballer with the ball at his feet, and he would be a shrewd acquisition to the Premier League and Old Trafford, where fans have a history of drawing affection to Dutch stars such as Ruud Van Nistelrooy and more recently Daley Blind.

Liverpool fans, what do you think to Strootman? Would he be a good signing? Let us know!

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