With the fantastic partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at its peak, chances for Spaniard Pique were often few and far between during his spell at Manchester United.
The 26-year-old was often deployed at right-back under Sir Alex Ferguson, a position that obviously did not play to his major strengths. Pique rejoined boyhood club Barcelona back in 2008 and has been a critical member of the first-team setup ever since.
Pique, who is also a crucial figure for Vicente del Bosque's all-conquering Spain side, still has plenty of years left at the top but it is difficult to see a situation where he would depart Barcelona again.
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