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Manchester United's official Twitter account began following Barcelona star Pedro this week.

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Do Manchester United simply enjoy hearing what Barcelona star Pedro has to say on Twitter, or is there a deeper meaning behind their latest activity on social media?

The Red Devils official Twitter account began following the Spanish international on Monday night, soon after their 3-1 FA Cup win over Preston.

The Spaniard's last tweet came back on July 9, and so it's unclear why United would have made the sudden decision to add him to their list of persons of interest.

This season Pedro has only completed three full matches for Barcelona, while a regular for them in terms of making appearances, he usually either makes way early or finds himself utilised as a substitute.

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has 10 goals this season in all competitions, and is known well to United after scoring the opener against them in the 2011 Champions League final.

Last week he was quoted by ESPN earlier this month giving mixed messages over his future: "Every year it's complicated to play here because I'm competing against the best players on the planet.

"It's difficult to be 100 percent happy, but I feel comfortable here. Those [of] us who have fewer minutes want to play. I don't know if they'll ask me to leave. I'm happy here and I want to continue but I don't know what might happen tomorrow. We'll talk at the end of the season."

Does United's social media activity signify interest? It's doubtful, but it's also worth noting that the last player they followed was goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who they signed last month.

Pedro has a contract with Barcelona which expires in a 2016, and while the Spanish side would try to refuse interest due to their own transfer ban, United are one of the few clubs in the world with the spending power to be able to tempt them.

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