English Premiership

United already planning January raid

2014-09-03 10:06
Wayne Rooney (AFP)

Cape Town - Manchester United will continue to spend big as the club plots a move for a holding midfielder in the January transfer window.

The Daily Mail report that Louis van Gaal wants to bring in Roma’s Kevin Strootman in January.

After failing to lure Arturo Vidal to the club, van Gaal wants the Manchester United board to sanction a £25 million move for the Dutch midfielder.

United brought in six players during the summer, including the record breaking deal for Angel Di Maria, the reports in England suggest the club will not stop spending in the coming months. 

Colombian striker Falcao, who's move only went through well after the 23:00 deadline, was relieved that he managed to secure a move from Monaco.

"We were waiting until the last minute, but I didn’t lose my faith," said Falcao.

"I am very happy to be part of this big club, Manchester United is the best team in England."

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, who has criticised the club in the past for failing to sign big names, is pleased that Falcao has joined the club. 

"I obviously don’t know how it could affect my role, that is something you’d have to ask Louis van Gaal," said Rooney.

"But I think it’s a fantastic signing. It’s a real sign of intent from Manchester United." 

Robin van Persie also dismissed as "total nonsense" speculation that he may require knee surgery. He told Fox Sports NL: "I can say with my hand on my heart that I won’t be in a hospital to have the operation."

 

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