Strootman recovery hands Man Utd boost in their pursuit

Manchester United’s pursuit of Kevin Strootman has been handed a significant boost with the midfielder poised to come back from injury this weekend, the Telegraph is reporting.

Louis van Gaal has been monitoring the Dutchman ever since he took over at Old Trafford in the summer.

Strootman has been side lined for eight months but has made encouraging progress in his rehabilitation from a cruciate ligament injury, leading to Roma arranging a B Team game for the 24-year-old to take part in.

Should all go to plan and the midfielder emerge unscathed from the encounter, he will be in line to be included in the squad to face Atalanta on the 22nd of November or their Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow three days later.

Roma have warned off potential suitors United however with both manager Rudi Garcia and club owner James Pallotta stating the player will not be sold.

During the summer reported interest from the Old Trafford caused Roma to slap an incredible price tag on the holding midfielder – stating that it would take a ‘triple digit figure’ to prize him away from the Italian capital.

Strootman himself had tried to help the move forward by leaving long term agent Chiel Dekker to join Kees Vos – the man who engineered Robin van Persie’s move to United two seasons ago.

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