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Pedro: Manchester United DID try to sign me

FOOTBALL By Game Yetu | August 25th 2015

Pedro Rodriguez confirmed both Manchester United and Manchester City were in the running to sign him from Barcelona, but revealed he chose Chelsea because they were “the team that showed the most interest” in him, writes Samuel Marsden in Barcelona.

The Spain international joined Jose Mourinho’s side for £21million last week, making an instant impact with a goal and and an assist on his debut against West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

On Monday, though, he was back in Barcelona to say goodbye to the club he scored 99 goals for in 321 appearances before making the difficult decision to move to the Premier League.

“I was very flattered by the interest from some of England’s biggest clubs, like United and City,” he said in a press conference which was attended by all of Barcelona’s first team squad and his former manager Luis Enrique.

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