Man Utd news and rumour round-up: #WelcomeStrootman, Carvalho stories re-emerge and Smalling ruled out of Liverpool

by Sam Peoples

Here is the latest Man Utd news and transfer news from around the web including reports from Italy linking Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford, Manchester United fans getting Strootman trending on Twitter and Antonio Valencia revealing how Radamel Falcao is motivational in the dressing room.

With the January transfer window only three weeks away, rumours and reports are starting to gather pace, in particular for Kevin Strootman.

Following AS Roma’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City and subsequent exit from the Champions League, the Dutch midfielder was immediately part of a Twitter trend started by United fans labelled #WelcomeStrootman, aimed at him because it has been reported that Roma’s lack of European football could help push through a January move.

This story is going to quickly develop over the coming weeks and we’ll be bringing you lots of exclusive content including interviews with Dutch journalists to find out more about his career to date as well as a chat with a Roma based journalist on how his season has gone so far.

Another midfielder who has cropped back up on the radar again is William Carvalho after comments from Sporting Lisbon’s manager which insisted the Portuguese midfielder had offers from English clubs and could leave Sporting. However, with interest in Strootman, will Louis van Gaal be interested in also taking a look at Carvalho?

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Elsewhere, Antonio Valencia has praised Radamel Falcao for being a motivational player inside the dressing room. The Ecuadorian also insisted United’s squad was all completely behind Falcao and confident he will start scoring goals aplenty sooner rather than later.

Looking ahead to Liverpool on Sunday, the early team news sees Chris Smalling ruled out of the game through a groin toir which means Jonny Evans could be in line for his first start in months.

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