Man Utd boss orders board to sign Premier League rival’s key attacker

Manchester United are set to launch a double bid for targets Sadio Mane and Youri Tielemans, according to reports in the Express.

Southampton attacker Mane has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of months, with the Senegalese forward reportedly earmarked invigorate their front line.

Despite the excellent form of Anthony Martial since his £36.6m arrival on deadline day, the likes of Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay have struggled to perform to the expected standards.

Manager Louis van Gaal is said to have instructed Old Trafford representatives to push through a deal for the former Red Bull Salzburg star in order to aid his ailing forward options.

Belgian youngster Tielemans has been scouted as a future replacement for Michael Carrick or Bastian Schweinsteiger at the heart of the North West giant’s engine room.

Man Utd scouts are said to have joined the likes of Chelsea in monitoring the 18-year old Anderlecht youngster, who could be set for a mega money move.