MANCHESTER UNITED will compete in the £100m battle for Kylian Mbappe.
And United will not be left behind as the scramble hots up to land the hottest property in Europe.
Senior officials at Old Trafford believe Madrid are in pole position – but United will stay in the race for Mbappe while he is still on the market.
The teenager is a huge fan of Real boss and fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, putting them in a strong position.
And they can also offer the prospect of playing with childhood hero Cristiano Ronaldo.
But the youngster is also intent on continuing his progress after his stunning season in Monte Carlo where he scored 26 goals in all comps.
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His father Wilfried is representing him as interest intensifies, with sources close to the family insisting money is not a big factor in Mbappe’s next move.
Mbappe would be guaranteed to lead the line at Old Trafford next season if they can thrash out a deal for him.
United pulled out of the running for Griezmann last week but club legend Ryan Giggs believes a deal could be revived.
Giggs said: “I’m not so sure we’ve heard the end that. I think it will ebb and flow over the summer.”