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Manchester United to sign Pedro after Angel di Maria departs

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Manchester United will complete a deal to sign Barcelona wide-man Pedro after Angel di Maria joins French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain. 

This has been reported by the Telegraph, who claim that Red Devils officials still haven't come to an agreement over Di Maria, who only joined United for a British record fee this past summer.

The Argentine has endured a torrid time at Old Trafford of late, however, and it now appears that he will leave the club behind sooner rather than later. 

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In fact, the report goes on to claim that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants the club to come to an agreement with PSG as soon as possible, as he goes about replacing the club's No.7 with dynamic Barca ace Pedro. 

Pedro, who turned 28 yesterday, has won it all at the Nou Camp, but has often found himself in and out of the side. In fact, under Luis Enrique last season, the Spanish international often had to settle for a place on the bench, as the the trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were ahead of him in the pecking order. 

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Di Maria replacement 

Now, though, it appears that he could be heading to Manchester sooner rather than later, as the Red Devils go in search of domestic and European success. 

With the same report claiming that United are set to pay the player's £22 million clause, it appears that it's only a matter of time before the talented Spaniard arrives at Old Trafford.

A fine fit 

Let's be honest, Pedro certainly isn't a like for like replacement for the outgoing Di Maria, but he is exceptionally talented and will no doubt suit the Manchester United style of play. 

Ultimately, he's a team player and will work extremely hard down the wing, while proving moments of quality. With an attacking four of Pedro, Memphis Depay, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney, Manchester United will have a fine attacking balance, which can most definitely lead them to success. 

At £22m, too, Pedro really is a bargain and will no doubt thrive on English soil in the prime of his career. 

Of course, it's unfortunate that things haven't worked out for Di Maria in Manchester, but if he doesn't fancy life in England, there's no point in the Red Devils keeping him on at the club. The signing of Pedro is ideal for United at this stage. 

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