The last account that the 26-year-old defender followed on his official Twitter was @ManUtd_Es, an account dedicated to Spanish translations of purely United news.
And out of his other 634 followers, the only other United related account he follows is @WayneRooney way back in the first 100 people he followed on Twitter.
Garay’s last tweet was eight days ago and he may have followed the account at any time but he sits 10th in my ‘People you may know’ following @ManUtd_Es section, so it cannot have been too long ago.
Last week, there was news of him house hunting in England and today, his potential replacement Lopez publicly today stating he was ready to step into Garay’s shoes were he to depart, it coincides rather well.
¡Gracias por el follow @Garay_24, éxitos en tu posible llegada al club!
— Forever United (@MUnitedEs) July 2, 2013
It would seem strange that a player involved in such a potentially high profile transfer would make a judgement of error such as this given the prominence of advisors in the modern game.
So, of course, this could all be a perfect publicity stunt by his agent Jorge Mendes. Alternatively, he may just want to be kept in the loop regarding United news but I doubt it very much.
A simple follow of a United based Twitter account is enough to keep the rumour mill turning, so it may be nothing more than a surface deep rumour instigated by the player’s management itself. Either way, the rumours of Garay coming to Old Trafford are certainly not fading away as this latest revelation has shown.