According to The Sun, United are interested in signing Hughes from Derby in the summer transfer window.
It has been reported by the British tabloid that new United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign the midfielder in order to boost the homegrown youngsters in the squad.
The England Under-21 international midfielder suffered a long-term injury last season, but he is now fully fit.
United and Derby fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to speculation surrounding the future of Hughes.
Below are some of the best comments:
Manchester United fans on Will Hughes:
Will Hughes shouldn't be brought to fulfill homegrown quota but he should be brought because he is a talented midfielder. #mufc— No One (@Awaez7) July 4, 2016
I would take will hughes good player & english #MUFC— TheDARMIANINITIATIVE (@matt82salt) July 4, 2016
I think Will Hughes would be a great signing but if we sign him let him stay at Derby for the season. #MUFC— Daniel (SDMN) (@TheYOLOArtist) July 4, 2016
Derby County fans on Will Hughes:
7m for Will Hughes... ManU are having a laugh if thats true... #dcfc— Steph Thorpe (@StephBirdArt) July 4, 2016