Van Der Sar gives approval for United signing Strootman

by Tom Parker

Edwin van der Sar has said that Kevin Strootman would be a “good signing” for Manchester United ahead of what is a likely exit from Dutch football for the midfielder.

Having admitted that he is “open to offers” this season, it seems that Edwin would like to see Strootman join United in the summer.

“I’m not into speculation. I still read the English papers so I see a lot of names. If you are not working inside the club then you never know,” said van der Sar.

“But [Strootman] would be a good signing and there is a history [of Dutch players at United] like myself, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Jaap Stam, Robin [Van Persie] now, so maybe there will be another.”

With Paul Scholes considered by many to be in the final stages of a fantastic career, question marks arising over the future of Darren Fletcher due to his ongoing battle with Ulcerative Colitis and an Anderson exit potentially on the cards, the midfield deficiency needs to be rectified with a growing over-reliance on Michael Carrick.

Many feel Strootman would be an ideal capture with the player possessing the attributes United’s midfield is often criticized for and has often drew comparisons to former captain Roy Keane – a bullish no nonsense box-to-box midfielder.

Strootman has already captained the senior Dutch national team and is a permanent fixture for the Oranje as well as for club side PSV. A £17 million fee has been touted and while this may seem pricey, the midfielder could certainly be commanding, domineering figure United have lacked for a while.

For Manchester United fans, transfer sagas are becoming rather commonplace with Wesley Sneijder, Eden Hazard and Lucas Moura all flirting with the club in recent season, and this summer promises to be no different with both a central defender and midfielder seen as necessary acquisitions to keep the club moving in the right direction and competing across all fronts.

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15 comments

Ekanem kingsley 05/30/2013 - 08:21

U guys should not waste ur time,Man Utd’ll never sign any player.It has always been like that with them letting go world class players that were suppose to be in Man Utd.Secondly,James Rodriguez was suppose to have been signed to Utd,but they let go d boy bcos he’s not english.Sentimentsu’ll say on foreign players

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Benson 05/22/2013 - 21:28

Nani ,young, bebe,Anders,and rooney should all leave man utd

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The Peoples Person | Daily Manchester United news and analysis 05/11/2013 - 15:40

[…] than £15 million, it isn’t hard to see why Strootman is high up United fan’s wish list and van der Sar has already given his approval if United were to move for the […]

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Azuani Emmanuel 04/07/2013 - 21:28

Sir fergie must do something about the midfield and defences line

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Fredometer 04/07/2013 - 20:54

Sir alex shud a bring a creative playmaker in the summer and sell of the likes of valencia and anderson nd tel man.united owners to gve nani his money worth

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Fredometer 04/07/2013 - 20:52

Sir alex shud a bring a creative playmaker in the summer

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Kabirudaula 04/07/2013 - 19:55

Man untd 4 rever.strootman is a best midfield but man untd have 2 sign more players like modric,james rodriqeus,lewandowski,thiago alcantara. But anderson,young,valencia,evra,fletcher al of them hav 2 leave man utd bcus utd are better than them

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Emmanuel Musa 04/07/2013 - 15:38

We nid midfielders as well as a winger.

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Emmanuel Musa 04/07/2013 - 15:30

For too long have we been outplayed,outshined and undermanned in the midfield.pls if any one is listening;Anderson,Nani,valencia,Young should be shown the EXIT door.Tanx

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godwincleverley 04/07/2013 - 10:28

we need some like modric james rodriges lowandoski varrati hammel. Stooman garay den ofload evra. Ferdinan anderson valencha young giggys lindergard call back fabio bebe macheda agelo

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ibson 04/07/2013 - 10:15

YEAH! I LIKE YOUR CONFIDENCE VAN DA SIR, IS A VERY GOOD IDEAR STROOMAN IS A NICE PLAYER PLS SIR ALEX DO SOMETHING ABT OUR MIDFIELD, WE NEED AN EXPERIENCE PLAYER WHO CAN MAINTAIN THAT POSITION LIKE SCHOLE, ANDERSON IS TRYING BT HE CAN PLAY 90mins, LIKE WHYS CLEVERLY HE IS STILL LEARNING SO PLS SIR THINK TWICE AND DO SOMETHING CAUSE TIME CANT WAIT FOR ANYONE. ONE UNITED. WE STAND FOR RF DAVIL FORWORD EVER BACKWORD NEVER. ONE 5OVE TO EVERY UNITED FANS.

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Isah halliru gusau 04/07/2013 - 09:33

WE NEED A GUD QUALITATIVE MIDFIELD LYK STROOTMAN, JAY RODRIGUEZ, GAITAN, DEMBELE & UPLOOAD MACHEDA, BEBE, ANDERSON, VALENCIA, GGMU

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Roberts( Ug) 04/07/2013 - 08:25

It would be a good addition to utd’s midfield. Fagie come on!, good sunday to all the p’ple of God.

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Conor Magee 04/07/2013 - 07:56

I’ve just realised that Strootman looks like a mixture of Carrick and Van Persie.

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Emmanuel Amaechi. 04/07/2013 - 07:53

Pls sir Fergie do something abt our midefield it will be damm gud, happy sunday 2 all man u fans. Up utd.

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