Manchester United have been handed a gigantic boost in their chase for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman ahead of January, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Dutch midfielder has reportedly demanded a move to Old Trafford during the winter transfer window, with his club insistent that they will not consider his sale in the coming months.
Strootman is incredibly keen to be reunited with Louis van Gaal, who he played under for the Dutch national side.
Van Gaal is known to be a fan of Strootman, to the extent that he completely rejigged his formation at the World Cup after his injury at the end of last season.
The Roma star has not, in fact, played since March, when he suffered the injury, but has now returned to full training.
Man Utd faced rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, losing the game 1-0 after Chris Smalling’s dismissal for two yellow cards.