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The winger has admitted his former team-mate told
him his only "problem" at Old Trafford was with the
coach but insists it did not influence his decision to
choose Chelsea.
Pedro has revealed his Spain team-mate Victor
Valdes warned him of his "problem" of playing
under Louis van Gaal at Manchester United before
he joined Chelsea.

The winger was linked with a move to Old Trafford
for much of the summer before Chelsea took
advantage of their rivals' indecision by completing a
late deal.

And while United goalkeeper Valdes spoke highly of
the club and its supporters, Pedro admits he did not
recommend life under Van Gaal.

"He told me it was a very good club with great
supporters and the only problem was with the
coach," Pedro told Marca.

Valdes has been left out of United's Champions
League squad following the collapse of David de
Gea's move to Real Madrid and Pedro believes his
former Barcelona team-mate is being treated

"It is true that I do not like the treatment of my
[Spain] team-mates, especially Victor, who has
been a reference for me and is a model
professional," he added.

"I don't think it's fair, but that did not influence my
decision [to join Chelsea].

"I just saw Man Utd wasn't convinced to take the
step of signing me, they were delaying a lot and I
needed a team with which to start the new season.
Chelsea acted more decisively."

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