United manager Louis van Gaal has been quoted as saying by The Sun that he is interested in signing the Spain international winger from Barcelona this summer.
Hamann does not think that Pedro would be an upgrade on the former Real Madrid star, but he certainly believes that the former is a better player than the latter.
Not sure whether it's an upgrade but I've never been di Maria's biggest fan. So I would rather have Pedro. https://t.co/2HWAEbEQQt— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) August 2, 2015
Pedro has been at Barcelona his entire career and is one of the best attacking players in the world.
However, the 28-year-old is not guaranteed a place in the Barca starting line-up, as Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have established themselves as the front three.
The three-time Champions League winner scored six goals and created 25 chances in 35 La Liga appearances last season.
Pedro created six chances and had a pass accuracy of 89% in eight Champions League games during the 2014-15 campaign.