Man United coach Louis Van Gaal has insisted that it is up to Barcelona star Pedro as to whether or not he wants to join the club.
The Spaniard has admitted this week that he is unclear over his future with the La Liga giants, although he insists that he didn’t ask to leave ahead of the Super Cup clash with Sevilla.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal has remained tight-lipped about the situation, insisting that he will discuss the 28-year-old when or if he signs for the club.
Asked if he was optimistic about the chances of the Barcelona winger moving to Old Trafford this summer, Van Gaal replied: “You have to ask Pedro, not me. My answer is it’s a process, it’s a club, it’s a player, and we are there also,” as reported by Sky Sports.
“I don’t mention anything until he has signed. When he has signed I come to you and say ‘hey, Pedro is here’. That is still not the case. We shall wait and see.”
The Dutchman added that Pedro is a perfect fit for what he is looking for in terms of strengthening his squad, although he maintained that he was looking forward to the transfer window closing so that “everything will then be clear”.
United currently have Wayne Rooney leading the line for them, while the likes of Memphis Depay, Ashley Young and Juan Mata were deployed in an attacking trident behind him on the opening day of the season.