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Man Utd on alert as Pedro hints at FC Barcelona exit

Manchester United target Pedro Rodriguez has hinted that he could leave Barcelona in a bid to play regular first-team football but says for the time being he is happy at the club.

The 28-year-old, who came through the youth team ranks at the Nou Camp, is being linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford.

Pedro has won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues during his time with the Catalan giants but is finding it difficult to break into the current team as Neymar and Luis Suarez continue to shine.

United have emerged as the favourites for his signature and the chances of him moving to Manchester have improved after he was only named as a substitute for Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla.

Pedro came off the bench to score the decisive goal in the thrilling 5-4 victory in Tbilisi, but after the game said: “It’s a question of continuity, of minutes. I’m an ambitious player. Stay or go, I will always be of this team.

“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.

“Today I’m here and I’m happy. And if I go I will go with my head held high having always given everything.”

Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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