Manchester? ‘Ambitious’ Pedro hints at Barcelona exit to join project Van Gaal

Manchester United target Pedro has hinted at a possible Barcelona exit after netting an extra-time winner for the Catalan club in the Super Cup.

It has been widely speculated that the 28-year-old Barcelona winger is a target for Louis van Gaal, and last night the Spaniard gave the clearest hint yet that a move away from the Nou Camp is on the cards.

Admitting he does not want to leave the European Champions Pedro said: “The answer is no. But it is a difficult, complicated situation. When you know you may leave, it is difficult.

“It’s not for money, as has been said. It’s a question of continuity, of minutes. I’m an ambitious player.

“I’m calm, happy and I will always continue giving everything if I continue at this club. Manchester? Yes, there are nice challenges on all sides,” Pedro added about the prospect of heading to Old Trafford.

Should Pedro sign he brings the pedigree of a winner. He has five La Liga titles and three Champions League winners’ medals.

A one club man, he has scored 58 goals in 204 appearances despite mostly coming off the bench for Barcelona. He scored the opener in the Champions League final in 2011 against United.

On the international stage Pedro has been a mainstay of the Spanish squad through both the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship victories, scoring 16 goals in 51 caps.

United’s need for more options going forward was highlighted in the 1-0 victory over Tottenham where a Kyle Walker own goal saw United home in the Premier League opener.

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