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Manchester United must wait for Barcelona loanee to decide future

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Barcelona starlet Rafa Alcantara will consider his future at the end of the season amid reported transfer interest from Manchester United, reports talkSPORT.

The 21-year-old midfielder - who is currently enjoying a season-long loan spell with Celta Vigo - has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions this summer.

Red Devils boss David Moyes is understood to be courting the Brazil U20 international as he weighs up a bid to bring him to Old Trafford.

However, Manchester United must wait until the 2013/14 campaign is completed, after Rafinha (as he is also known) reiterated his commitment to his parent club, as he looks to help Celta stave off the threat of relegation from La Liga.

"At this point I do not think beyond tomorrow," he is quoted saying by Spanish newspaper Marca. "I am very focused on Celta this season and achieving the goal of staying up."

Rafinha, who is the younger brother of Thiago Alcantara, has scored four goals in 24 appearances for Celta this season, and is tipped for a bright future in the game.

It's not yet clear whether Tata Martino will allow the talented youngster to leave Camp Nou at the end of the season, but whatever happens, Manchester United will not know if they have chance of signing the Barcelona graduate until the summer.

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