The Old Trafford club are keen on a January deadline day transfer for Bournemouth striker Josh King.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth gaffer, Eddie Howe has confirmed United‘s bid while going ahead to admit that he has a decision to make in that respect.
King like Paul Pogba could be wishing for his United second coming to prove a point going by his comment in November that he felt he never got a proper chance at Old Trafford, making just two substitutes despite shining at youth level.
“Of course, it’s hard to leave,” he said on his decision to seek more first team football.
“It was the biggest club in the world when I left it, with history, with Sir Alex Ferguson.
“And obviously when you’re 16, you know it’s going to be tough but you believe you’re going to make it through and get a chance. Sir Alex used to give chances to some of the young boys – [Federico] Macheda, [Danny] Welbeck – which gave them confidence.
“But I never felt I got that chance, so I felt I had to think about myself.
“Maybe I could’ve been patient and stayed there in the ressies [reserves] for my chance but I felt I had to move on and play man football.”