Rangers are interested in signing Traore from Premier League giants United in the summer transfer window, according a report in France Football in June.
The report in the French publication also claimed of interest in the 19-year-old central midfielder from Rangers’ bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic.
The Frenchman has said that he wants to play regular first-team football, and he has made it clear that he is open to leaving United this summer.
Traore told RMC Sport: “I would like to start a professional career. As I have said, I think I have the background to do so. I hope that happens in Manchester, if not then why not go and get playing time elsewhere.
“I have one year left on my contract so yes, I am not closing the door. But if I leave, it is for a 1st team – I do not want to leave Manchester to be in the same situation elsewhere. I need a change in my growing and that is going to happen a 1st team.
“I will be listening for opportunities, I want to above all be part of a project that makes sense for me, a coherent project for what comes for my career.”
Rangers transfer this summer
Traore is a very talented and promising young player who has a bright future ahead of him, and it would make sense for him to find a new club.
True, United are a massive club and are a global brand, but the Frenchman is going to find it hard to break into the first team at Old Trafford anytime soon.
Rangers are a big club as well, and while the Gers do have a very competitive squad, the teenager could get chances in the first team in the next couple of years.
The Gers are aiming to win the Scottish Premiership title this season.