Scotland and Aston Villa midfielder is being lined up to replace World Cup winner Paul Pogba at Manchester United, according to a report, as Ralf Rangnick eyes his first signings since taking charge at Old Trafford.

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Could McGinn soon be wearing red? (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

According to the Sun, United view McGinn as a potential replacement for the enigmatic Frenchman who has struggled to replicate his form for Les Bleus for the Premier League side.

Aston Villa are unlikely to want to sell McGinn with the midfielder making a fantastic start to life under new Villa boss Steven Gerrard, earning Player of the Month and Goal of the Month nominations for November.

The report claims the Midlands side are likely to demand in excess £50million for Meatball, making him comfortably the most expensive Scottish footballer of all time if a move is completed.

The likes of Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice have both been touted as alternatives to signing McGinn as Rangnick looks to rebuild United after replacing Ole Gunnar Solksjaer in the Old Trafford hotseat.

The 27-year-old Scotland star has three goals and has contributed one assist in 13 Premier League games so far this term, as well as playing a key role in helping Scotland to the brink of the World Cup.

McGinn is also very comfortable playing in a high-pressing side, something Rangnick is renowned for, so it could prove to be a match made in heaven if Meatball makes the move from Birmingham to Manchester.

With the transfer window a few weeks away from opening, it’ll be interesting to see whether Man United make a move for McGinn or not and the Scotland star seems tailor-made for Rangnick’s style of football.

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