Manchester United face a defensive headache ahead of this evening’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling are all doubtful for the match at Old Trafford after missing training on Monday, along with midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Reports in Holland indicate that PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman is set to be David Moyes first signing as Manchester United manager.
According to the Daily Star, Moyes first chased the Dutch international during his time at Everton, requesting detailed scouting reports with a view to taking him to Goodison Park.
Barely 48 hours have passed since Manchester United secured their twentieth league title, and talk has already turned to potential reinforcements who could arrive at the club during the summer.
The club, who have already competed a deal for England winger Wilfred Zaha, have been linked with a new striker over the last few months, with Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski appearing to be their number one target, though reports in recent weeks have suggested that they could make a move for Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid.
Sir Alex Ferguson is facing a touchline ban after being charged by the FA with regard to comments made about assistant referee Simon Beck.
The incident came after United’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford ten days ago.