Then there’s Paul Pogba, who is expected to leave United on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign.
United are expected to pursue a summer deal for Rice, who recently admitted he loved playing at Old Trafford following West Ham’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday.
Yet Haidara, Kamara and Neves are all other options for the club as they look to solve a problem that has haunted them for several years.
Whoever United do decide to go after, controversial co-owner Glazer will be the one who has the final say.
Richard Arnold, who has effectively replaced Ed Woodward, is happy to step back and let the likes of Rangnick, Darren Fletcher and John Murtough decide on the club’s transfer policy.