Van Gaal hints Pedro interest

Louis van Gaal has hinted Manchester United’s interest in Pedro Rodriguez, citing the Barcelona winger’s “speed and creativity”.

The Red Devils are expected to launch a bid for the 27-year-old in the near future, with Mundo Deportivo speculating talks to commence next Monday, and the manager admits his side need players of the attacker’s calibre in order to compete at the highest level.

“Barcelona have the speed of Neymar and [Lionel] Messi – and they have Pedro behind them. We have to compete with that,” he told the Sun.

“We can win the title if we can buy players with speed and creativity. We have to improve our selection in that way.

“Bayern Munich have [Franck] Ribery and [Arjen] Robben. After that they can change with [Thomas] Muller and they also had [Xherdan] Shaqiri at times.

“They are our competitors. Chelsea have [Eden] Hazard, Willian, Oscar – that is speed and creativity.”

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