Man Utd following Parma midfielder Mariga

Manchester United are following Parma midfielder McDonald Mariga.

Manchester United are following Parma midfielder McDonald Mariga.

The Kenya international has been likened to AC Milan star Rino Gattuso and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has the youngster under consideration as cover for injury-plagued Owen Hargreaves.

Parma sources say president Tommaso Ghirardi will demand Kiko Macheda in part-exchange for Mariga, though that is a likely non-starter.

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