CHERRIES duo Joshua King and David Brooks are being considered as “fall-back options” by Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The publication claims the pair “are among a number of players on United's shortlist” if they cannot land their preferred options.

Brooks is reportedly on United’s radar, if they are unable to land Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho.

The Wales international is yet to kick a ball competitively this season due to an ankle injury, but is back in training with Eddie Howe’s men ahead of their mission to beat the drop in the Premier League.

King, who featured at Old Trafford as a youngster, was subject to a bid from the Red Devils in January.

It was reported by Sky Sports this week that four of the Premier League’s top six were looking at the Norwegian frontman.