Man Utd scouts saw Roma star De Rossi in action

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson remains keen on AS Roma captain Daniele de Rossi.

De Rossi is seen at Old Trafford as the ideal successor for veteran midfield playmaker Paul Scholes.

Il Mattino says United had scouts posted to see Napoli defeat Roma on Saturday.

On show were De Rossi and Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik, another Serie A star interesting Ferguson.

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