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Busquets: We want Pedro to snub Manchester United

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The midfielder remains hopeful his compatriot will stay put, but has stressed the Barcelona attacker’s happiness is what matters most

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets hopes Pedro will snub interest from Manchester United in favour of a prolonged stay at Camp Nou.

The Spain international is unhappy with his lack of playing time at the Catalans and technical secretary Robert Fernandez recently confirmed he has requested a transfer.

Barcelona and United have already reached an agreement over the transfer of the 28-year-old, butNeymar’s contraction of the mumps has put the deal on hold for now.

Although a transfer appears to be a matter of time, Busquets has not given up hopes that Pedro will stay put.

“I am selfish and I want Pedro to stay. We are friends and he gives a lot to the team,” the central midfielder said at a press conference.

“Until there is any official word, the entire team hopes he will stay here. It is a difficult moment for him, but we wish him all the best.

“He wants to stay at Barcelona, but he also wants regular playing time, like every player in the world. I hope that whatever happens is what’s best for him.

“He will always give his all for the team, whether he stays here or moves on. It is up to him to make a decision. He will continue to give his all for the team right until the end.”

Pedro started Tuesday’s Uefa Super Cup win over Sevilla from the bench, but eventually became Barcelona’s hero as he netted the 5-4 in the closing minutes of extra-time.

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