The Red Devils are keen to sign the Southampton striker this summer transfer window
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has made a surprise move for Southampton forward, Sadio Mane, according to a report in the Guardian.
United’s proposed move for Barcelona’s Pedro broke down last week, with the Spaniard now set to sign for Chelsea – so Van Gaal has instructed vice-chairman Ed Woodward to make an official bid for Mane.
UNITED IN THE HUNT FOR A STRIKER
Van Gaal’s Dutch compatriot, the Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, sanctioned the £11.8m sale of the Senegalese front-man, who has 22 caps for his native country.
The Red Devils are looking to recruit for their forward line for the coming league campaign, with Wayne Rooney currently the only recognised striker at the club, although if needed, new signing Memphis Depay could potentially fill that void.
23-year-old Mane signed on at the south coast side from Red Bull Salzburg last September, and has ten goals to his name in England’s top-flight – three of which came in a 6-1 victory over Aston Villa, where he netted the Premier League’s fastest ever hat-trick.