Man United chasing Southampton duo

Manchester United are looking to improve their attacking options by approaching Southampton pair Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle in January, report the Daily Star.

Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney has struggled to convince in front of goal so far this term, with the goalscoring burden falling largely at the feet of £36.6m teenage sensation Anthony Martial.

Reports suggest manager Louis van Gaal will look at signing the Southampton duo when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

Mane had been linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer, and Italy international Pelle has been lethal in front of goal for a year and a half in the Premier League now.

The big striker has netted six times so far, including a brace over United when the two sides met in September.

Senegal star Mane has been impressing ever since he arrived from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014, breaking the record for the fastest hat-trick scored in Premier League history in a match against Aston Villa last season.