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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has targeted Jordy Clasie and Bruno Martins Indi as part of his rebuilding programme, reports David Maddock of the Daily Mirror.
Feyenoord midfielder Clasie is rated highly in Dutch football, while defender Martins Indi, who also plays for the Rotterdam club, could replace Nemanja Vidic at the heart of the Old Trafford defence.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal has told United that he is not interested in Cesc Fabregas and will, instead, target Kevin Strootman as his midfield general, reports David Facey of The Sun (subscription required).
Robin van Persie has lifted the lid on the way Van Gaal works, reports David Coverdale of The Sun.
The United striker is quoted as saying:
Every training is very intense. He is on our backs every minute. There is no space to relax, he demands full focus.
Everybody gets better. I see it every day now during the World Cup preparation. If you drop your focus for a few seconds then ‘Bam’, there he is! He is typical Dutch — straight up. honest and clear.
It is a different approach than I am used to, but I like it. Good is good, bad is bad.
There is possibility to discuss his opinion, but he wants you to express yourself like he does. This approach gives me energy.