Super agent, Mino Raiola, has now confirmed that his client wants to leave and that they are in the process of trying to facilitate an exit.
Los Blancos are said to be reluctant to offer more than £90m, while Juventus are also unlikely to meet United's demands as they pursue a number of expensive deals.
United are believed to be wanting £150 million for their star asset, with Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG all interested, although whether any are able to match the Red Devils valuation is yet to be seen.
Whether United would be willing to pay that price is not mentioned, nor whether they have even attempted to make contact with the La Liga club over a deal.
According to the publication from media portal Hitc, Marco van Ginkel could reunite with his former manager Philip Cocu at Derby County.
United value the World Cup victor at £150m - considerably more than either of his suitors have offered so far.
The Whites' interest in Christian Eriksen and Paul Pogba recently suggested that their transfer activity is far from done. Until that move is finalised, though, this is one that isn't going to get going.
Meanwhile, United tied two of their most promising young players, Andreas Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe, down with new contracts today. It's become possible due to the fact that their fierce counterparts Manchester City fail to accept Leicester's valuation.