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Five facts about Manchester United target Juan Quintero

Manchester United were this week linked with the signature of South American star of the future Juan Quintero. What can we tell you about him?

This summer promises to be one of the biggest in Manchester United's recent history, with David Moyes assuming the reins at Old Trafford from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Before the news broke, the Red Devils were linked with an intriguing summer transfer deal for South American starlet Juan Quintero.

United's scouts are unlikely to stop monitoring him unless instructed by Moyes, and there is every chance the young talent will remain on the club's agenda.

So who is he and what can we tell you about him? Here are five facts...

1) Quintero is 20-years-old and currently plays for Italian Serie A side Pescara, on loan from Colombian club Atletico Nacional.

2) At Pescara, Quintero wears the unusual number 93 shirt, which is also the last two digits of the year in which he was born, 1993.

3) He is an attacking midfielder who can play on the left-wing but prefers to feature through the centre, similar to Shinji Kagawa.

4) Quintero has made 12 first team starts in Serie A during his loan spell for Pescara, scoring once and providing two assists.

5) He caught the world's attention at the 2013 FIFA under-20 South American Youth Championship, scoring five goals and assisting four for his Colombian side, winning individual accolades for his performances.

Check him out in action below...

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