PICTURE: Is this midfielder the reason Van Gaal doesn’t want Kroos?

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal‘s apparent dismissal of Toni Kroos as a transfer target confused many Manchester United fans given that he was exactly what the squad needed.

As such, United fans are left to wonder what would cause Van Gaal to not even pursue Kroos and while that may never be fully revealed, one pertinanet question emerges from it at all – who is Van Gaal looking at if he is willing to turn Kroos away?

If someone of Kroos’ ilk doesn’t appeal to Van Gaal, he could look closer to home in the Holland squad and as well as Jordy Clasie and another midfielder – Wesley Sneijder.

A player whose saga with United dwarves that of Kroos, Sneijder was at one point Ferguson’s top midfield replacement for Scholes but Inter wouldn’t sell to us.

Although he would still improve our midfield, as would most central midfielders, that ship has sailed and United turning Kroos away but signing Sneijder would be a massive let down this summer.

In the eyes of many, Kroos was seen as the perfect midfielder to join United but if he is out of the picture, who will Van Gaal turn to?

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