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PEDRO-COPALONDON, August 10- Thierry Henry believes Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez will make a huge impact at Manchester United should the club sign the Spaniard this off-season.

The Red Devils are keen on bringing in another attacker following Angel Di Maria’s departure and have been reportedly been chasing the 28-year-old’s signature, along with Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.

Though Barca boss Luis Enrique insists Pedro is not for sale, Henry believes the Spaniard would be a perfect fit for Louis Van Gaal’s system at Old Trafford.

“Manchester United will be getting an excellent player if they can complete the signing of Pedro. He was the perfect teammate for me at Barcelona because his understanding of wing play was second to none,” the Arsenal legend told ESPN FC.

“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. Angel 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.”

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