The 35-year-old is set to leave Aston Villa when his contract expires next month and will become a free agent.
According to The Mirror, Heaton has held talks with United and is keen to return to Old Trafford this summer, where he began his career in the youth academy.
After six years with Burnley, Heaton moved to Villa for around £8m in August 2019, but his two-year spell is set to come to an end as Emiliano Martinez has cemented his place as Dean Smith's number one.
The veteran keeper has failed to make a single appearance for the senior team since recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in January 2020, which ruled him out for 11 months. body check tags ::