The 25-year-old Valencia midfielder is thought to be available this summer having returned from a loan spell at Newell's Old Boys. And with a clutch of Premier League clubs interested, reportedly including United, Arsenal and Spurs, it could be a busy summer for the Argentinian international.
As reported by the Daily Express, Jonathan Hope, described by the newspaper as Banega's UK representative, has said interest in his player has been high.
"We have had immense interest in the Argentinian international," he said. "I can confirm I am personally speaking to two top clubs who have expressed real intent in capturing the player.
"He is a top quality player and he is still only 25 and I believe he would be a major success in the Premier League."
Extremely highly rated when he joined Valencia from Boca Juniors for £15m six years ago, Banega has struggled to live up to the potential.
But he remains a useful and gifted midfielder, and United, Arsenal and Spurs could all improve their squads with a move if he's available for the right price.
Mauricio Pochettino, who was today confirmed as Tottenham's new manager, had been linked with a bid for Banega while he was Southampton boss last season.