But Aston Villa and Hibernian are also eyeing the midfielder, who is 19 but has already been around the Den Haag first team squad this season.
Van Huffel will turn out for Den Haag's under-21 side at RKC Waalwijk tonight where a host of scouts will be in attendance.
The Amsterdam-born playmaker is highly-rated and is tipped for a move to the UK this summer when his contract runs out.
Meanwhile, United are set to go back in for Blaise Matuidi – a year after losing out on him to Juventus.
The Frenchman joined the Italian giants last summer from Paris Saint-German and has become one of their key players this season.
Italian TV station Rai Sport report United are ready to try and tempt him to Old Trafford but Juve are reluctant to do business.
The 30-year-old has made 37 appearances this season and featured in the Serie A side's Champions League defeat to Spurs last week.
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But the report claims United have already made contact with his agent, Mino Raiola, over a potential move.
Raiola represents a number of United players including Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and former star Henrikh Mkhitaryan who joined Arsenal.
The United boss has made a central midfielder a priority with Michael Carrick joining the coaching staff at the end of the season and Marouane Fellaini’s future in doubt.
Ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Sevilla, Mourinho has warned Real Madrid not to bother trying to sign David De Gea and is confident the keeper will sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old regarded as the world’s top keeper is out of contract at the end of the season with the club set to trigger his one-year extension before offering a new lucrative contract.
Mourinho said: “I think he will stay.
"I don't know what Real Madrid's intentions are, but if I were them, I would think of another player."
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