The Sun says United have agreed a deal to sign Hugill.
The 16-year-old will head to Old Trafford for £200,000, but that could rise depending on how the teenager performs.
The transfer is not expecting any hiccups but Hugill cannot head to Manchester to complete his medical due to the coronavirus lockdown.
He will have to wait until lockdown is over to finalise the switch.
Personal terms have already been agreed for when Hugill signs his first professional deal after rejecting an offer from Sunderland, reports The Sun.
United have made adding young, homegrown talent a priority under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.