Barcelona forward Pedro is widely believed to be close to securing a move to Manchester United after growing unhappy at being on the sidelines at the Camp Nou. Despite being a fringe player at Barcelona, Pedro has helped the club win the UEFA Super Cup by scoring in the final against Sevilla.
Luis Enrique does not seem to have the 28-year-old in his plans and Barcelona are ready to sell him even though they are aware of the transfer embargo currently surrounding the club. The Catalan club will be at under strength significantly if Pedro leaves at this junction.
United are seen as the next destination for the Spaniard, as Louis van Gaal has shown tremendous interest in the player. He will be the much anticipated replacement for Robin van Persie in the team. Even though he is predominantly a winger, Pedro is also capable of playing as the striker when called upon. This versatility could be a major factor in United’s interest. Van Gaal is a manager who likes to make changes to the playing style and formation depending upon the opposition. Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres believes that Pedro will be a good fit at United. Pedro is likely to be playing alongside his international teammate, Juan Mata. Read more »
Fernando Torres fondly remembers the time he spent at Liverpool playing alongside Steven Gerrard.
The Spaniard stayed at Anfield for a period of 4 years before moving to Chelsea.
Though he was not able to take the Reds to the League silverware, but, he played fantastic Football on the personal front.
Torres appeared for Liverpool a total of 102 times in the top tier and scored 65 goals.
His partnership with Gerrard in the offensive line was immensely successful.
Some people were actually of the view that Gerrard’s attacking game improved following the arrival of Torres.
When asked if he helped his skipper in terms of his game when he joined in, Torres said, “No. In fact, I got a lot of things to learn from Stevie. He’s such a legend. The best thing about the two of us was that we complemented each other. We worked hard as a pair in each and every practice session that we attended.” Read more »
In the previous edition of the Champions League, Real Madrid had to face off with Athletic Madrid as both Spanish teams managed to reach the finals of the European competition.
Athletic Madrid took the lead through Diego Godin who found the back of the net at the 36th minute and it looked like the team of Diego Simeone was going to be crowned as the champions of Europe but a 93rd minute goal from Sergio Ramos tied the match up 1-1.
Bale, Marcelo and C.Ronaldo all added their mark on the score-sheet as they sealed the victory for Real Madrid.
This match was played on May 24 of 2014 in the preceding Champions League but both teams are now battling against each other once more as they were pitted together in the quarter-finals of the European tournament in the current season.
Fernando Torres is hoping that Athletic Madrid can take revenge and take out Real Madrid from the Champions League.
“Everyone is waiting the whole year to play these kinds of games, the quarterfinals of the Champions League against the biggest team in the world right now. I’m still young and I still have many years to play hopefully here in Atletico. I don’t really look forward to playing in a different team right now.” Read more »