Manchester United have started their mission to entice Pedro to Old Trafford, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial. It’s believed the Red Devils are readying a bid to activate the Spanish winger’s release clause, and what’s more it’s said Barcelona are awaiting a concrete offer, and that they will accept it once it’s forthcoming. Such rumours infer that a successful deal is only a matter of time from being completed, with Pedro seemingly keen on the move due to a lack of game-time. Wrapping up, El Confidencial say an agreement could be found somewhere between 25 and 35 million euros. Not bad for a player of Pedro’s obvious pedigree. Elsewhere Louis van Gaal has surprised a large portion of fans by suggesting that new boy Matteo Darmian won’t be his first-choice right-back this season. The Dutchman revealed he planned to use the Italian as Antonio Valencia’s backup, despite the South American’s natural position being further forward. Cue the groans from United.