Man United are in the battle for a new centre-forward

Norwegian coach desperately short of options in front-line since Marcus Rashford suffered a back injury.

Danny is still going to be out of action for several weeks, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to rely on Anthony Martial and youngster Mason Greenwood as the only recognised centre-forwards in his squad.

Man United has been putting out the feelers across the Premier League and Europe, as they search for cover upfront and Ings, is one footballer that they inquired about. England international has been in impressive form for the Saints this campaign, scoring 14 Premier League goals, already out-stripping his excellent return in a top-flight season.

Only Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero have scored more PL goals than Ings this campaign, while he has netted as many as Red Devils top scorer Rashford and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Man United contacted Saints over his availability, but they were told he is not for sale and the interest appears to have ended there.

Red Devils have since turned their attention to Bournemouth’s Josh King as they try and tempt him into a come back to Old Trafford, where he spent five years of his career having signed for the club at 16-years-old.

Bournemouth turned down an initial bid for the Norwegian attacker, but coach Eddie Howe has admitted that the striker is interested in a move and has not ruled out

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