Derby County are currently going through fiscal problems and it is reported that United have already signed three unnamed youth players.
Jason Knight is only 20-years-old and has already made over 60 league appearances for the Rams. He has scored 8 goals in the last two seasons and is going to be pivotal in the Rams fight for survival in the Championship.
One of Wayne Rooney’s first orders of business was to make the Irishman a captain as a then teenager. “He’s a manager’s dream. He gives everything,” said Rooney in an interview last month.
Central midfield might not be an overwhelming position of need, but there is always the possibilities of injuries or players having their form dip. Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are currently injured with McTominay not as injured as his French counterpart.
Derby currently sit five points clear of the bottom of the Championship. It will be interesting to see if United will keep tabs on the Irish international. Many clubs will look at situation and try to pounce.