Arjen Robben wanted by Van Gaal at Manchester United

Arjen Robben has been targeted by Louis van Gaal as the latest potential recruit, claim the Daily Mail. Alongside Robben, 30, Schweinsteiger is also high on Van Gaal’s wish list, with the Bayern Munich duo set to consider working with Louis van Gaal again.

Arjen Robben put in an wonderful performance against Spain on Friday night, scoring two absolutely world class goals. At 30, he shown that he still has the pace to burn past one of the fastest defenders in world football in the form of Sergio Ramos, and he still has an excellent finish to match.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is also being targeted by Louis van Gaal, after the pair previously worked together at Bayern Munich five years ago. The midfielder doesn’t suit Pep Guardiola’s style of play, and he could be available for as little as £10million if you believe reports.

The pair are both ageing, but can come in and make an instant impact, which is exactly what Manchester United need if they want to get back to the top. My only worry would be persuading them to come in without Champions League football on offer, because surely these two want to be playing in Europe’s premier competition?

The Mail also add that if United were to get Robben and Schweinsteiger, Wayne Rooney could be deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

Just how good would it be if United signed both Robben and Schweinsteiger? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. I think Robben would be an amazing signing but i don’t think he will go a year with CL but if any team not in CL that has a chance of signing him it’s United because of the Van Gaal connection so never say never. On the other hand “pigsticker” is no loss if we didn’t get him as there are plenty of alternatives but I wouldn’t say no. These rumors are a bit boring to tell you the truth and now that the world cup is on we will be linked with even more tom dick and harry’s. United won’t sign anyone till July when the transfer market official opens. My guess…guess, is that United will sign a few dutch squad members most likely Indi, Blind and De Vrij which will cover the defense after that the mid field is anyone’s guess. Robben would be great though have to say he’s fantastic.

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