Kevin Strootman’s agent Fabio Parisi has insisted the Dutch midfielder is solely concentrating on fully recovering from his knee injury and not thinking about any future plans.
The Dutchman came off the bench to make his first appearance in eight months for AS Roma this week and sets him on the road to recovery from a cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.
Louis van Gaal is no doubt keeping a close eye on Strootman’s progress after returning from injury and is expected to make a move for him in the future but Parisi has downplayed any United rumours at this stage.
“The healing of Kevin is good for him and for the team because they end up back with a great player,” he said.
“Now Kevin only has to stay focused to gain confidence and put minutes in the legs. The future at Manchester United? Forget the rumours. We just think to 100% recover his condition.”
Just like Thiago Alcantara and Wesley Sneijder in the past, you get the feeling United’s interest in Strootman is going to morph into another transfer saga.
Whether or not it ends with the Dutchman joining Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford remains to be seen and certainly depends on how well he can recover from his injury.