Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea may well be regarded as one of the best in world football right now, but he could do absolutely nothing when Barcelona forward Pedro struck a bullet past him in Spain training earlier today.
Pedro, who helped the Catalans complete the treble this past weekend as the Spanish giants beat Juventus by three goals to one in Berlin, joined up with the Spanish national squad earlier today and certainly looked in fine form.
The versatile forward may well have only featured in the last few minutes of the Champions League final, but that was still enough time for him to assist Neymar who found the back of the net with the final kick of the game.
And Pedro has seemingly joined up with the Spain squad on a high after a great deal of partying over the last couple of days. In the video below, at the 23 second mark, he hits a thunderbolt past Manchester United's David de Gea, who failed to move.
De Gea and Pedro, of course, may well be rivals on the club scene next term, with the United shot-stopper possibly on the way to Barcelona's greatest rivals Real Madrid. Pedro, on the other hand, will definitely be plying his trade at the Nou Camp after recently signing a new contract with the Spanish outfit.
For now, though, the duo will most certainly be looking ahead to Spain's upcoming fixtures, with the national side set to take on the duo of Costa Rica and Belarus.
De Gea on his way
One thing's for sure, the saga involving De Gea looks set to rumble on over the coming weeks, with Manchester United fans seemingly desperate for him to stay at Old Trafford. At the end of the day, over the course of the past two years, the 'keeper has been the club's standout player after a number of tremendous performances.
There's no doubt about it, though, if De Gea does depart, then Manchester United will move on, and should turn to De Gea's fellow Spaniard Victor Valdes. The experienced former Barcelona man most certainly has the credentials to hold down a place in the Red Devils' first-team next term, and Van Gaal should trust him as his new No.1.
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