Sometimes a rumour will sound so random that it's easy just to dismiss it straight away and then you wonder why anyone would go to the bother of making it up. Manchester United being linked with any player produces column inches and interest so if someone wanted to pluck a transfer story from mid-air then you'd suspect that Diego Rolan wouldn't be the central figure in it.

German gossip spreaders 4-4-2 claim that Manchester United are interested in the nineteen year old Defensor Sporting winger. Rolan can also play up front but his main position is out on the right wing and if the club did go for him then it would suggest it would be as cover in case Nani leaves the club in the summer.

Inter Milan were apparently interested in him last summer and we've found a report in Italy linking Pescara, who won Serie B last season, with a move last May but nothing came of that. Lazio were also linked in a lengthy TMW report which suggested he could partner Klose upfront. They quoted Defensor president Dante Prato as saying at the time "Players like him are destined for a future as a top player wherever they go. We will try to make his fortune as well as ours."

The Uruguayan press have described Diego Rolan as 'the new jewel of Defensor Sporting' and he's certainly highly rated in the country but is yet to make an appearance for the national side. He's having a great season  with five goals in eight games so far and this looks to be his real breakthrough year.

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