Spanish international winger Pedro has taken a swipe at Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal over his treatment of former teammate Victor Valdes, but admits he still would have joined the club regardless, the Daily Express reports.
The former Barca star looked set to link up with Valdes at Old Trafford this summer before a last minute diversion to Stamford Bridge in a £21m deal.
United Executive Ed Woodward had even flown to Barcelona in order to wrap up the deal, but Pedro has now admitted that Chelsea were more decisive when attempting to snap him up.
Reports around the time of the deal suggested that Pedro was put off by the Dutchman’s treatment of the goalkeeper, but it has since been revealed that Cesc Fabregas and his wife spoke to the 28-year-old about life in the English capital.
However, he has also revealed that United took far too long to make their final offer.
“I just saw that Manchester didn’t take that step, that they were taking too long and I needed a team to start,” he said.
“Chelsea were more decisive.”