Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remained Manchester United’s top transfer target throughout the recently closed window.
However, the Red Devils were not willing to pay Dortmund’s asking price of £108million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side brought in a couple of young wingers late in the window.
But the Old Trafford outfit may have another long-term answer out wide in teenage star Shola Shoretire.
According to The Sun, the excitement from United chiefs has reached the level that they think he can fill the void left by Sancho’s failed move to the club.
The 16-year-old academy star has been at United since the age of 10 and has signed schoolboy terms with the Red Devils as well as a pre-contract agreement to become professional when he turns 17 next February.
The Sun say the Nigerian-born ace could choose to play for England or the country of his birth later in his career.
Meanwhile, United’s summer transfer business was heavily criticised before the closing of the window.