Having failed to put together any kind of a Premier League title challenge this season, United will inevitably be in the market for new players before 2022-23.
With uncertainty over several of their midfielders, at least one player is expected to arrive at Old Trafford who can make an instant impact in the centre of the pitch.
According to The Telegraph, McGinn has been identified as a potential addition having impressed Scottish compatriots Sir Alex Ferguson and Darren Fletcher, the club's legendary manager and technical director respectively.
McGinn is highly regarded at Villa Park, a consequence of scoring 15 goals from 122 league appearances since his arrival in August 2018.
However, with the 27-year-old's contract due to expire in 2024, a failure to renew terms may lead to Villa entertaining any bids in the region of £40m.