Avram Grant is flying to England in hopes of persuading Timothy Fosu-Mensah to shun the Netherlands and represent Ghana instead.
The 18-year-old joined United from the Ajax academy in 2014, and made his debut against Arsenal on February 28 due to an injury crisis in the United defence, but has since been hugely impressive during his limited first team appearances.
And now, former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, who is currently the head coach of the Ghana national team, is hoping he can convince the teenager to commit his international future to the nation of his parents, Ghana, according to Ghana Web.
Born in Amsterdam, the defender has represented the Netherlands at youth level, but is yet to represent the country of his birth at the senior level, qualifying him for Ghana through his parents.
The 18-year-old has already represented Oranje at various youth levels, including the Under-19s most recently, but Grant is hoping to set a meeting with the former Ajax youngster to try and persuade him to switch allegiances.
Fosu-Mensah has impressed in his fleeting appearances for United so far this season, with Louis van Gaal’s side falling apart when he was withdrawn through injury in the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.