Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is monitoring Javier Mascherano's situation at Barcelona.

The former Liverpool midfielder only moved to the Nou Camp last summer, but is being linked with a move away after failing to nail down a regular first team start.

Argentina captain Mascherano has been linked with Juventus.

However, Catalan media sources say United are also watching developments closely.

Ferguson has been a big fan of Mascherano since his days at Corinthians.

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