United target River Plate starlet

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Manchester United are being linked with a move for River Plate youngster Rogelio Funes Mori.

The 19-year-old striker has been linked with a handful of clubs in Europe, and now Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly shown an interest in bringing the Argentinian to Old Trafford.

In his first season as a senior professional, Mori has produced a string of fine performances to alert a number of teams about his ability.

Five goals in his first 19 Argentine Primera División appearances, including a hat-trick against Racing Club in a derby, underlines the player's potential.

The Red Devils, who recently signed South American forward Javier Hernandez to add to their attacking you options, are yet to comment on the rumours, but the player has admitted that a move to United would be appealing.

"All I know is by what is being said in the press. Every player dreams of having the chance to play in Europe and even more if it's in the English Premier League, but I will have to talk about this with my agent," said Funes Mori to Uno de Mendoza.

"I really don't know anything about the chance of going to Manchester United."

The teenager, who won an MLS reality show as a youngster and spent time with FC Dallas as a result, is concentrating on life with La Banda Roja at the moment and not letting the transfer talk affect him during the close season.

"At this moment I'm enjoying the chance that I've been given playing in River's first team in this championship that has just finished."

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