THE DUTCH ROY KEANE
As mentioned on his Wikipedia page and in any article ever suggesting a move to Manchester United…
Kevin Strootman is often referred to as ‘The Dutch Roy Keane’. So what better home for him than Old Trafford?
Indeed, like the former Red Devils skipper, the 24 year-old is tenacious and tough-tackling. He came 13th in Serie A’s challenges-per-match table last season, as detailed below:
United’s midfield has lacked that energy and bite for some time, especially amid Darren Fletcher’s long-term illness. Here’s Strootman putting his boot in (amongst other things) against Ajax during his PSV days: