Kevin Strootman might soon be healthy enough to play for Roma's first team and the possibility has Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and fans very intrigued.
The midfielder, known as the Dutch Roy Keane, (the fabulous and legendary Manchester United midfielder), injured his cruciate ligament against Napoli in March 2014 which resulted in him being unavailable to play in the FIFA World Cup.
Most managers would merely attempt to replace him with another player for the team but Louis van Gaal considers him to be so valuable that instead of playing his traditional and preferred 4-3-3 formation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil he used a 3-5-2 formation in an attempt to deal with the absence of the Roma player. If one is not familiar with how that plan worked out, all one has to do is talk to some Dutch football fans and they will be more than happy to give you their opinion about how the absence of Kevin Strootman contributed to the downfall of their national football team.
Kevin Strootman is one of Louis van Gaal's favourite players and his actions in attempting to replace him, so how valuable and important he considers him to be to teams that plays his style of play. As such, fans are imagining the smile on his face at the news that the talented midfielder is scheduled to play on Sunday Nov. 9 in a B team game, as rumours are circulating that he is close to being healthy. If he shows that he is healthy and able to play at his accustomed level he will be moved up to the regular squad to play either against Atalanta on November 22 or in Moscow on Nov. 25 in a Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.
The midfield player was considered one of Louis van Gaal's "untouchables" on the Dutch team and if he is able to show in his upcoming matches that he has recovered from his injury, then fans should expect that he might become an early 2015 gift from the Manchester United management for Louis van Gaal.
Kevin Strootman as a Red Devil? Seems like it is a very strong possibility considering the fact that Manchester United management has promised the manager they will be providing him the funds to get the players he wants, words that make the fans of Manchester United smile as Louis van Gaal puts his imprint on the team.