Man United transfers: Pedro not Van Gaal’s first-choice, suggests expert

Jan Aage Fjortoft questions whether Pedro Rodriguez is Manchester United’s first-choice

Jan Aage Fjortoft has questioned whether Pedro Rodriguez is Manchester United’s first-choice as talks between Barcelona and the Red Devils fail to reach a conclusion.

United chief executive Ed Woodward was reported to have flown to Barcelona on Monday afternoon in a bid to finalise a much-anticipated move for the World Cup winner yesterday,

However, the Red Devils still haven’t concluded a transfer for Pedro, and the midfielder has reportedly put a deadline on a potential move to the 20-time English champions.

And former Sheffield United and Swindon Town midfielder Fjortoft, who is a Bundesliga expert, admitted that he was bemused by the recent transfer developments involving Pedro and United.

The Red Devils have missed out on Real Madrid centre-half Sergio Ramos this summer.

Another United target, Nicolas Otamendi, appears to be on the brink of a £30m switch to their bitter rivals Manchester City.

More: Balague gives Pedro update

Louis van Gaal has signed five players in the summer transfer window, including Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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