Thierry Henry: Pedro is perfect fit for Manchester United

The former French forward has tipped the Spaniard to be a great signing for Manchester United

Pedro is set to book his ticket to Old Trafford after the Red devils reached an agreement with Barcelona. The 28-year-old Spaniard will succeed Argentine winger Angel di Maria who has left to join Paris Saint-Germain after a miserable first season.

Arsenal star Henry played with Pedro during his Barcelona days and has suggested that the Catalan winger will prove to be a better signing than di Maria for LvG.

Henry said: “Manchester United will be getting an excellent player if they can complete the signing of Pedro.

“He was the perfect team-mate for me at Barcelona because his understanding of wing play was second to none.

“No one was better at applying pressure from out wide. It is a position that is in his DNA.

“It’s been drilled into him by a lifetime at the Nou Camp and why I believe he will be such an important acquisition for United.

“Louis van Gaal’s teams play in a structured way. He wants his players to stick rigidly to their positions and maximise their area of the pitch.

“Di Maria’s game was based on running free from the right or the left. He didn’t fit into Van Gaal’s setup and that’s why they have sold him.

“Pedro will be much more disciplined. He was more than important to Barcelona’s success, even though he spent much of last season as backup for Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.”