Chelsea forward Pedro has expressed his displeasure at Manchester United’s treatment of his Spain teammate Victor Valdes.
Pedro was thought to be closing in on a move to United for much of the summer, before confusion reigned over the collapse of the deal.
Some claimed United boss Louis van Gaal abandoned the deal himself before Chelsea swooped in to sign the Spain international, with others believing Pedro declined the offer to move to Old Trafford in order to play under Jose Mourinho.
It is thought that United’s treatment of Spain goalkeeper Valdes may have influenced Pedro’s decision if the latter stands true, with Valdes having been frozen out at United after falling out with Van Gaal over his ‘philosophy’.
“No. It is true that I do not like this treatment to my teammates, especially Victor who has been a reference for me as a companion and a great professional,” Pedro told Spanish newspaper Marca.
While Pedro expressed his dissatisfaction at Valdes’ treatment, he insists it did not influence his decision to join Chelsea as opposed to the Red Devils.
“I think it’s not fair, but that did not influence my decision.”
Pedro also discussed further his failed move to Old Trafford, accusing United of “stalling” over the transfer.
“I saw that Manchester United weren’t taking a decision and stalling, and I needed a team to start the season. Chelsea were the most decisive.”