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United hope to bolster midfield with Quintero
Manchester United are considering a move for Colombia U20 international midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero. The 20-year-old was watched by United during the South America U20 Championships in January when he impressed by leading his country to the title and finished second top scorer with five goals. The playmaker, who is friends with another United target Porto's James Rodriguez, has been on loan from parent club Atletico Nacional at Serie A side Pescara and has attracted interest from Juventus and Inter Milan.
Another South American dominates press coverage of United's 0-1 home defeat to Chelsea, namely David Luiz. Photos of the Brazilian grinning after Rafael's red-card foul are accompanied by quotes from an unimpressed Sir Alex Ferguson.
Under a headline of 'Swan fake', The Sun says the United manager "slammed David Luiz for acting like a ‘dying swan’ to get Rafael sent off. The Chelsea centre-half clashed with his fellow Brazilian near the end of their 1-0 win yesterday. Rafael kicked out at Luiz — and TV cameras caught the Blues star smiling as he rolled around on the turf. Manchester United boss Ferguson said: “Rafael retaliates but Luiz rolls about like a dying swan and that convinces the referee. Luiz was smiling, it’s bad. What kind of professional is that?"