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Agent admits Valbuena flattered by Man Utd, Barcelona interest

The agent of Olympique Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena has hinted at interest from Manchester United.

Valbuena is under consideration at United as manager Sir Alex Ferguson seeks a replacement for Paul Scholes.

"There are 12 matches left and now is not the time to discuss the future of Mathieu," said Christophe Hutteau, "It would be a total disrespect to Olympique de Marseille and the rest of his teammates."

He added: "Mathieu has much affection for l'OM, though clearly to be linked to clubs like Barcelona or Manchester United is very promising."

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