Ex-Manchester United star BLASTS new Chelsea signing’s decision to snub Old Trafford switch

Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan insists Pedro will regret choosing to join Chelsea over a transfer to Old Trafford, Star Sport reports.

The Spanish winger completed his £21million move to the reigning champions of England from Barcelona on Thursday, as the Blues sensationally hijacked the 28-year-old’s proposed switch to United earlier in the week.

Pedro had looked set to become Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal’s sixth signing of the summer as the club’s chief executive Ed Woodward had reportedly flown out to Spain in order to seal the deal ahead of the winger’s farewell appearance for the Catalan giants in their Suercopa second leg tie against Athletic Bilbao on Monday night.

However, a move to Manchester broke down due to the player being put off by the Dutchman’s style of management [via Mirror Sport] and he decided to join the West London outfit instead to reunite with former Barca teammate Cesc Fabregas.

Forlan, who made almost 100 league appearances for United says that Pedro could regret joining the Blues:

“As a player, I know who’d I’d choose if Manchester United and Chelsea came in for me,” he wrote in his column for Uruguayan-based publication The National.

“One is one of the three clubs biggest in the world; the other is a club who’ve grown because of a rich owner.”

“I was always going to Manchester, a city which would become my home. I didn’t regret that. I hope Pedro doesn’t regret his decision,” Forlan added.

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