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Workhorse Dirk Kuyt could be a solid short-term option for Van Gaal's United.
Every Premier League squad needs a versatile workhorse, and this year's World Cup proved that Van Gaal is partial to a player of this ilk.
At the tournament, the United manager deployed Fenerbahce utility man Dirk Kuyt in various roles, relying upon the 34-year-old's boundless energy and mature diligence to keep opposition danger men in check.
According to Rob Shepherd of the Daily Mail, the United manager is interested in signing the veteran, claiming: "Van Gaal loves Kuyt's work ethic and he has been a low-key but high-end performer for Holland."
Able to play all across the front line and, as evidenced this summer, in the wing-back positions crucial to Van Gaal's preferred 5-3-2 formation.
Although Kuyt's ties to rivals Liverpool, along with a prohibiting age, may not make the Dutchman a popular acquisition, Van Gaal could rely on the tireless player as a short-term option.
Considering Van Gaal's options, and the performances displayed at the World Cup, which Dutchmen would be the best signings for Manchester United this summer?
Would all-rounders Jordy Clasie and Kevin Strootman complete the Red Devils' midfield?
Could young attacking options Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum supplement a depleted front line?
Would workhorse Dirk Kuyt be a sensible signing for Van Gaal this summer?
Or are any other Dutchmen more suitable for the United squad? As ever, let your thoughts be known in the comments section below.