Manchester United media round-up: Doubt cast over Pedro deal

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester United.

The Daily Mirror has reported that Manchester United continue to toy over making a bid for Barcelona star Pedro.

The Barca wide man is thought to be a key target for United ahead of the transfer window deadline, but it’s unclear whether the club will look to make their interest official.

United are thought to be against paying the full amount of his buy-out clause, which is just over £22 million.

Former Manchester United player Angel Di Maria has been quoted by the Daily Star explaining that he’s sorry his career didn’t work out at the club.

Di Maria signed on the dotted line of a £60 million deal last summer, but only showed flashes of his class during his season with the club.

He’s since been moved on to French side Paris Saint-Germain with United taking a £15 million loss in the process.

“I’m aware things didn’t work as we all expected and believe me, I feel really sorry about it,” he said.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been quoted by talkSPORT explaining why he feels Di Maria never worked out at the club.

The Frenchman feels the saga relates to the discipline needed to represent United, with Di Maria not fitting into that mentality.

He claims that United boss Louis van Gaal has a very specific structured style, which the Argentine couldn’t adjust to.

“Louis van Gaal demands his teams to play a certain way - From what I understand, that’s why it was difficult for Di Maria to adapt, because he’s a free spirit,” he said.

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