Gerrard Pique Reveals Why He Left Manchester United For Barcelona

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World Cup winner explains his decision to quit Old Trafford.

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Barcelona defender Gerrard Pique has revealed that the main reason behind his decision to quit Manchester United for a return home to Spain was homesickness, the Daily Star reports.

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Former United boss Alex Ferguson brought the now world class stopped to the club from Barcelona when he was just 17-years-old after he quickly rose through the side’s academy.

He had to wait until the 2007/08 season to make his debut for the club, where he eventually began to make a handful of appearances in both the Premier League and the Champions League, but failed to cement down a regular spot within the starting XI.

Pique eventually returned to the Camp Nou for a bargain price of £5million in the summer window of 2008 where he has gone on to help the Catalan’s to 16 trophies as well as becoming a regular performer for the Spanish national team.

And as he now prepares to enter negotiations with Barca over a new deal to keep him at the Nou Camp he has revealed what exactly made him return home.

When asked by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo on contract discussions, Pique said: “We have started, yes.

“Everything is very well with the club. Everyone knows that I am a Barcelonista. I tried having an adventure abroad with Manchester, and I can say that there is no place like home.

“I spent four years away, but here I have family and close friends every day.”

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