Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is growing increasingly confident he can land his No1 target Jadon Sancho before the transfer window closes on Monday.
Sources say Borussia Dortmund are resigned to losing the England winger, despite publicly being confident he will stick around.
One said: “He wants this deal done.
“He’s told his agent and various advisors to do all they can to make it happen.
“They are pushing for him.”
The Bundesliga outfit are said to want a minimum of £80million up front, plus add-ons.
Sources close to the long-running transfer saga reckon it could be completed for £95m, lower than Dortmund’s £108m asking price.
Frantic negotiations behind-the-scenes are continuing to complete the deal in time before the transfer window closes on Monday.
One source said: “There’s a bit of a stand off going on… it’s a case of who blinks first.
“Will United up the offer or will Dortmund accept a lower bid?
“The Red Devils are considering making a final bid for the young star on Wednesday in the hope of forcing the deal across the line.