Manchester United’s hopes of signing Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona before their Champions League playoff clash against Club Brugge have been dashed after Neymar has been hit with mumps.
Barcelona have accepted their defeat in keeping Pedro at Camp Nou this summer, however, before they let their Spanish forward go he will be used in Barcelona’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are still feeling their way in to full match fitness and manager Luis Enrique is relying on Pedro to help them clinch another title on their way to Sexuple, as termed by Neymar.
Neymar will easily take one-two weeks to recover from his condition which could only mean United’s wait to grow ever so long in signing Pedro, 28 from Barcelona.
Louis Van Gaal has already advocated Pedro’s move to Old Trafford stating the speed and creativity he has which will make Manchester United a force to reckon with once again.
Van Gaal isn’t the only one to advocate Pedro’s move to Old Trafford, former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has tipped Pedro to be a success at Manchester United as he is the exactly that kind of payer which Van Gaal likes to work with in a 4-3-3 formation.
Such high recommendations signals towards Pedro’s imminent move to Manchester United but the timeline is getting extended by Barcelona’s UEFA Super Clash against Sevilla.