Manchester United are keen on signing Nottingham Forest's 19-year-old midfielder Oliver Burke.

Manager Jose Mourinho sees Burke as a player who could benefit the Red Devils in the future and is ready to loan him back to the City Ground should a deal be completed, Sun on Sunday says.

Burke plays predominantly as a right-winger for Forest. He has two international caps for the Scotland national team and has been compared to Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

The Sun says West Brom had a £6m ($8m) bid rejected by Forest for Burke earlier this summer, while German giants Bayern Munich have spoken to the Championship club about a possible £10m deal.

Arsenal and Barcelona are also interested in the player, with the latter sending scouts to watch his performances.

Burke has made an impressive start to the new Championship season, scoring four goals in five games for Forest. He has made 25 league appearances for the club in total, and also spent a brief spell on loan at Bradford City.

Rashford praise

The Sun says Mourinho is keen to work with the best young players in England and give them a chance to shine in the Premier League.

Oliver Burke
Oliver Burke (left) scored for Nottingham Forest in their 3-1 win over Leeds United on 27 August Reuters

The report comes a day after 18-year-old England international Marcus Rashford scored a dramatic late winner for United in their league encounter against Hull City.

"Marcus is working extremely well and both times when the team was in trouble and needed one goal – the Community Shield with the score at 1-1 and today when the score was 0-0 – he came on and gave a special contribution," Mourinho told MUTV after the match at the KCOM Stadium.

"Everybody is speaking about him and [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] – they can play together as they showed today.

"I think with more work he can play coming from one of the sides but I think the kid is a striker and when we play with him and Ibra together we give different problems to the opposition."