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Pedro confesses all: Chelsea signing admits Mourinho surprise, Manchester United frustration, and English football in revealing Spanish interview

Summer Chelsea signing Pedro Rodriguez has lifted the lid on his view of new manager Jose Mourinho – once a fierce La Liga rival during the Portuguese’s reign at Real Madrid – as well as revealing more on Manchester United‘s interest.

Pedro snubbed the Red Devils and sealed a £21m move to the English champions at the end of August, and looks to have settled into life in a new top flight with ease – having registered one goal and one assist in just two games for the Blues.

In an exclusive interview with Marca, the 28-year-old has opened up on how different Mourinho is in person, and the decision to end his career with Barcelona for a new venture in the Premier League.

He appears to have no regrets:

‘Chelsea: “I think I made a good decision with Chelsea. The welcome I’ve had from everyone has been great from the start. That has made it easy for me to adapt quickly and well”.

English football: “I was used to the way Barça build up the play, playing touch football, and everything is faster in England; faster transitions. All the teams are very physical. I think it’s a very good league for me because there are spaces, a lot of counterattacking, constant opportunities”.

Substitute: “Barça have a superb attacking trident. It’s always hard to get to play at Barça. More than competing with them it was the inability to play regularly. If I had managed that, things may have been different”.

Transfer: “I saw that things weren’t progressing with Man United. It was taking time and I needed to get started with a team. Chelsea were the most determined”.

Mourinho: “Although it might sound strange to some people, Mourinho is very different in person. He treats you like one of his family. He really cares about values”‘

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