Southampton today confirmed that Man Utd are interested in signing their Senegalese winger Sadio Mane, according to the BBC.
The 23 year old joined Saints in 2014 from Red Bull Salzburg, scoring 10 in his 31 games so far, breaking the record for the Premiership's fastest ever hat trick in the process.
With Man Utd sensationally losing out at the last minute to Chelsea in the race to sign Spanish forward Pedro, Van Gaal must now turn his attention elsewhere.
Mane cost Southampton £11.8m and Ronald Koeman will want to see a substantial profit on that figure if he's to let his man leave. It's believed no formal bid has been made yet, but the transfer window closes in just two weeks, and Van Gaal now knows the price for dithering.