The Red Devils have endured a difficult season under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, and currently look on course to miss out on a top four finish.
A major factor in their Premier League woes has been a failure to regularly find the back of the net – their tally of 33 is the lowest in the division’s top eight – and reports claim that chief executive Ed Woodward has highlighted Aubameyang as a solution.
The Gabon international – who has been dubbed the ‘African Neymar’ in the past – has netted 27 goals in all competitions this term and is unlikely to be available for a ‘reasonable’ fee.
However, United are willing to pay as much as £60m for him and offer the 26-year-old a £200,000-per-week contract.
They also hope the chance to become a global superstar may appeal to the 2015 African Footballer of the Year.