Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has taken a personal interest in signing the talented Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri.
Nouri is considered as one of the finest young talents in Dutch football right now and Van Gaal is keen bring him to Manchester United.
Due to his close links to the Amsterdam club, the United manager is personally involved in the transfer.
Nouri is currently the captain of the Ajax youth team, but is expected to be fast tracked into the first team by the end of this season.
The young midfielder is a mercurial talent and Louis Van Gaal is keen to secure his services before he breaks onto the first team scene.
Already there are plenty of clubs interested in the young Ajax midfielder and Arsenal have already made several personal checks on him.
The likes of Everton and Southampton have scouted him extensively as well.
It seems Van Gaal is keen to avoid a lot of competition and is willing to use his contacts to get a deal done quickly.
Considering the fact that both Carrick and Schweinsteiger are past their peak and will soon call it a day, it is understandable why Manchester United are looking at young central midfielders.