High-placed sources at Old Trafford have confirmed United’s interest in the striker, who is also being strongly pursued by Liverpool.
The futures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao are uncertain and Van Gaal has put the Englishman on his list of targets.
United have held talks with Burnley and, through a loophole in Premier League regulations, can agree a fee and pre-contract to ensure a transfer in the summer.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tried to sign the 22-year-old in January, but Burnley were intent on keeping him until the end of the campaign.
Ings is out of contract in the summer but, due to his age, Burnley would be owed a fee set by a tribunal of around £5million if he joined an English club.
Under Premier League Rule U8 domestic clubs are able to agree terms with the club and player, who would then move when their contract expires.
Ings has scored nine goals this season and David Moyes’ Real Sociedad, Tottenham and Manchester City are also interested.– Daily Mail
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