Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward told a fan of the Red Devils that he was 'off to watch some players tonight' as he flew to Barcelona on Monday afternoon.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, it has been claimed that Woodward had been sitting next to a United supporter, with reports quickly suggesting that he was off to Catalonia to complete the signing of Pedro.
Ultimately, though, despite flying out to Spain to seemingly secure a deal for Pedro, the Spanish international has now completed a move to Chelsea.
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Of course, Woodward took the flight to Barcelona on the same evening the Catalans played Athletic Club in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, so there's always the possibility that the executive vice-chairman was keeping an eye on the showdown at the Nou Camp.
In fact, leading up to the clash, it was claimed by the Daily Mail that Woodward was keeping an eye Athletic's exciting young defender Aymeric Laporte.
Woodward must act
Let's be honest, we may never quite get to the bottom of the Pedro saga, but one thing's for sure, Manchester United are in need of another addition or two before the close of the transfer window.
At the end of the day, despite having recruited as many as five players already this summer, the Red Devils still lack options in attack, while many had expected the club to invest in a top-class central defender.
If Louis van Gaal and Co. are serious about overhauling Chelsea at the summit of the Premier League table, then the club must act sooner rather than later. Southampton ace Mane appears to be on the club's radar, but is he really good enough to become a key player for the club anytime soon? He's certainly not at the same level as Pedro, but he has time to mature.
It certainly looks set to be an interesting couple of weeks for all involved in Manchester United's transfer activity.
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