The 19-year-old earned rave reviews after making his Premier League debut under Louis van Gaal in February, going on to register ten appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils last season.
A number of youngsters have left Old Trafford already this summer, not least including Paddy McNair and Donald Love who completed transfers to Sunderland earlier today.
But The Daily Mail insisted at the end of July that the Netherlands U19, who can operate in defence or midfield, would not be included in Jose Mourinho’s planned cull of his United squad.
And the same publication now claim that the Portuguese is determined to prove his commitment to developing United’s young players.
Accordingly, the Red Devils have now agreed a long-term contract in principle with the versatile youngster, with an official announcement expected in the coming days.