United coach puzzled by Dutch rumour
Coach Rene Meulensteen says Manchester United haven't spoken about PSV Eindhoven's Kevin Strootman or Ajax's Christian Eriksen.
The Dutchman, a key member of Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford backroom staff, admits that neither player has been discussed at Carrington, despite many rumours of United's interest in one day signing either one or both of the talented midfielders. "The name Strootman is internally never discussed," Meulensteen told Voetbal International. "We follow every young player with potential. The same is true for example with Christian [Eriksen]." "I don't have a very clear picture of Strootman as a player. In England some media call him 'the new Roy Keane' but that seems like nonsense to me. "Strootman does have the physique for English football, but whether he would fit in well, I cannot say before I know more about him."