Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has instructed the Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings.
This is according to the Telegraph, who understand Manchester United are confident they can convince the highly-rated 23-year-old to join them over fierce rivals Liverpool.
The reason? Champions League football. United are expected to qualify for Europe’s showpiece club competition - Van Gaal’s men currently sit third in the Premier League table with six matches of the season left to play - while Liverpool are effectively five points behind fourth-placed Manchester City because of their inferior goal difference.
But why Danny Ings? The Telegraph have revealed the moment Van Gaal decided the England Under-21 international would be cut out for life at Old Trafford - and you can find out more by scrolling to the next page.
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