Erik ten Hag desperately looking to sign a central midfielder during the summer transfer window in order to replace the departing Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
Darwin Nunez, a 22-year-old midfielder who is widely anticipated to depart Benfica this summer, will also be one of United’s main targets.
United and Liverpool will compete for the striker, who has an £85 million price tag attached to his name following an outstanding season in the Portuguese top flight.
Erik Ten Hag will make purchasing a central midfielder a priority, according to Utdreport, in order to fill the hole caused by the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
Following Nunez’s strong performance in the Primeira Liga, Ten Hag is also interested in signing him.
Nunez is one of the most in-demand young strikers in the world after a sensational season in which he netted 34 goals in 41 games.
Nunez has been heavily linked with a move to United in recent months, with their new manager Ten Hag being a great fan of the Benfica player.
Ten Hag was delighted by the youngster’s Champions League performances, which included goals in both quarter-final legs against Liverpool, a brace against Barcelona, and goals against Barcelona and Ajax.
As a result, the Dutch manager wants to incorporate Nunez in his summer rebuilding plans for Manchester United.
They will, however, have to compete with Liverpool for his signature, as Jurgen Klopp has expressed an interest in signing the 22-year-old.
The Premier League heavyweights want to recruit Nunez this summer, but they will not overpay for the deadly attacker.
Liverpool have a significant advantage over United since they will play in the Champions League next season, and their project has a greater potential for quick prize accomplishment.
When Liverpool faced Benfica in the Champions League last season, Klopp praised the South American, and the Reds need to strengthen their forward line with Sadio Mane on his way out.
‘Extremely good-looking boy, huh?’ the German joked in April. “In addition, he’s a competent player. Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent Of course, I knew earlier, but his intense bouts with Ibrahima Konate put him right in front of me.
“He was physically strong, quick, was calm around his finish. Good, good. I always say in these situations if he is healthy, it’s a big career ahead of him.”