Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his admiration for Pedro and says United must sign a player like him.
United have fingered the Spanish forward as a potential signing, as Van Gaal looks to make his forward line more formidable.
Barcelona have insisted that no bids have come in for the 28-year-old. Van Gaal wants a player with pace and creativity and he feels Pedro is that man
“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.”
Pedro made 50 appearances for Barca in all competitions last season, scoring 11 goals.