Manchester United negotiators have made an official approach for Pachuca winger Hector Herrera as they look to strengthen up their midfield options.

On the back of a 1-0 defeat to Everton in the Premier League on Monday, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is weighing up his transfer options once again and has decided to move for the exciting young Mexican youth international winger.

Pachuca's club president confirmed earlier on Monday that there had been official documents sent over from United requesting permission to approach the young starlet. It is likely that the two clubs will now work on agreeing a fee for the 22-year-old as the club admitted he is likely to move to England this summer.

Liverpool had also expressed their interest in Herrera but are likely to turn to other options as apposed to battling it out with United for the player.

Herrera has a very impressive career record in terms of goal scoring; he has been somewhat prolific in the Mexican league for Pachuca scoring 55 goals in just 27 games, an incredible record indeed.

Touted as a fast winger who has a real eye for goal, he likes to get at defenders and make things happen. He is an ideal player to have in a fast attacking style of play and would be affective as part of a counter attack.

He was also part of the Mexico Under-23 squad that qualified and eventually won gold at the 2012 London Olympics. 

With Ferguson looking to add in a couple more midfielders before the 31st of August, it is now the time the offers will go in.