The 19-year-old midfielder is part of Holland’s Under-21s set-up and is already making a big impression in the Eredivisie having scored two goals in nine appearances for Heerenveen.
With Louis van Gaal at the helm, Dutch players are always likely to be the focus of his attention because they will ‘fit his philosophy’, which is more than likely why reports linking Sinkgraven have emerged.
Manchester United have already signed a young Dutchman this summer in 16-year-old Timothy Fosu Mensah from Ajax, so Van Gaal is certainly interested in bringing Dutch youngsters into the club.
With Van Gaal, United’s youth will be at the heartbeat of his long terms plans. He has already shown this season how much he believes in presenting opportunities to those who deserve them and United academy graduates such as Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair have repaid his belief in them.
Reports suggest the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Ajax are all tracking Sinkgraven as well, so United could face stiff competition for his signature if they were to make a move.
One thing a report like this does remind you of is that United let Mats Moller Daehli leave the club, a wonderfully talented midfielder who is now also 19. They did try to re-sign him after he left Molde but he rejected in order to follow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Cardiff City.
Now Solskjaer has left Cardiff, re-signing Daehli would certainly not be the worst idea in the world if Van Gaal was looking for a talented 19-year-old to bring into the club in January.