Tottenham Hotspur star striker Harry Kane is once again back in the news, not only for his performances against Manchester United in the opening match of the English Premier League, but also for the affection he is getting from the Red Devils fans.

According to the Mirror, the Old Trafford side have once again rekindled their interest for the Englishman, and are hoping to land him just days before the summer transfer window officially closes on 1 September.

The report says enquiries have been made by the Manchester United camp for the Spurs star, but the Red Devils are yet to launch a formal bid for the player.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are doing their best to hold on to the 22-year-old goal poacher, and although the North London side have insisted that Kane is not for sale, that will reportedly not put off Manchester United, who are determined to land a big-name striker.

Manchester United won the game 1-0 on Saturday at Old Trafford, owing to an own goal from Spurs right-back Kyle Walker.

Kane did receive plaudits for his performance on the day. Although he didn't make a flying start to the season with a goal this time around, some of his plays during the game deserved praise.

The best moment of the game came within the first 15 minutes, as Kane and Christian Eriksen were engaged in a delightful interplay. The striker, who made his debut for England not too long ago, played a wonderful pass to Eriksen inside the United box, but the midfielder's lofted shot just went over the goal.

The performance of Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, who played as a lone striker up front for United on Saturday, wasn't the greatest. There were several occasions in the game when the England skipper's first touch was not up to the mark, and he also failed to convert a few chances.

With Radamael Falcao and Robin van Persie having moved to different destinations this summer, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and youngster James Wilson remain the only forwards at the club's disposal right now.

The need for a backup striker, who can not only provide good competition to Rooney up front, but also convert the chances efficiently, may seem to be the need of the hour.

Louis van Gaal begged to differ on the same, however.

"No, this is not a special item for me," Van Gaal said after the Tottenham game, when he was asked whether he needed reinforcements up front. "The striker is Wayne Rooney. I have said it before, we have Rooney. You said he has to play in the striker's position," the Dutchman added.

Kane's current contract at Whirt Hart Lane expires in June, 2020.