Pedro to Manchester United: A profile of the Barcelona star

Spanish forward looks to be on his way to Old Trafford

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Following his extra time winner for Barcelona against Sevilla in the European Super Cup, it appears that Pedro is on his way out of the club, with Manchester United his most likely destination.

The forward told Catalan television:"It's a difficult situation for me. I don't want to go but it's a question of playing time, of continuity in the team, it's been this way for a few years now."

With United on the hunt for forward reinforcements and Pedro wanting a new club, the two would appear to be a perfect match.

Here we look at the 28-year-old in more detail.

International caps: 51

International goals: 16

Domestic appearances (all Barcelona): 248

Goals: 80

Honours: World Cup x1, European Championship x1, Confederations Cup (Runner-up 2013), Champions League x3, UEFA Super Cup x2, Club World Cup x2, La Liga x5, Copa del Rey x3, Super Cup x4, Copa Catalunya x1

Pedro in the words of others

Pep Guardiola: "He has played millions of games for Barcelona and if you play millions of games for Barcelona then that shows the quality you have.

"He is a World Champion; he is a European Champion; he has won the Champions League with his club and many leagues.

"There is absolutely no doubt about his quality. He has the ability to play in any team in the world and in any league in the world."

Vicente del Bosque: "Pedro always delivers. He's very effective. He's one of our highest goal-scorers we have and we know we can trust him."

Javier Mascherano: "God has given Pedro a magic wand."

Lionel Messi: "Pedro deserves all the praise he gets for everything he has given to this club. We don't know what he is going to do but we hope he stays."

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