Man United transfers: Pedro Rodriguez speaks out about his future

Pedro Rodriguez delivers an update about his future, as the forward continues to be linked with Manchester United

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Pedro Rodriguez is a Manchester United target Photo: The Sport Review

Pedro Rodriguez has admitted that he is in a “difficult situation” as the speculation surrounding his Barcelona future continues.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a big-money bid for the Spanish forward in recent days as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford.

I will always be a Barcelona supporter, no matter what finally happens

Pedro Rodriguez

The Premier League outfit are thought to be keen on luring Pedro to Old Trafford before the close of the transfer window and are reported to be ready to pay the player’s £22m release clause.

The speculation surrounding Pedro’s future gathered yet more pace on Tuesday after Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez claimed that he had asked to leave the club – comments which irked the player himself.

Pedro was left out of the starting line-up for Barcelona’s Uefa Super Cup victory over Sevilla on Tuesday, and speaking after the game, appeared to indicate that he is likely to leave the Catalan club.

Pedro was quoted as saying by Goal on Tuesday: “I am not completely happy in the situation. Robert Fernandez said something he doesn’t know. I spoke with the captains, the president, the coach… just a few seconds with him. I don’t understand why he said I asked to leave using these words, he doesn’t know how I feel in this team.

“I will always be a Barcelona supporter, no matter what finally happens.

“When there are rumours that I can leave it is not an easy situation for me. I have always tried to give my best to the club. I am ambitious and I want to play as much as possible.

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“I was angry when I knew I had to stay on the bench, having had a chance with Neymar’s illness.

“I don’t want to leave Barcelona but it is a complicated situation. It is not a money question, but a continuity question. I want to play. Luis Enrique preferred other players and I have been waiting a lot of time.”

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