The 19-year-old midfielder has been a standout performer for the Clarets so far this season.

He was axed from United's academy at just 14 for not being up to standards and poor set-pieces.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent scouts to watch the England Under-21 international on a number of occasions.

It is understood Burnley are looking for around £35m for McNeil, but would be reluctant to sell.