Manchester United fans are keen for a deal to bring Pedro Rodriguez to Old Trafford to be sealed as quickly as possible but The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson suggests there could yet be more hurdles before any deal is completed.
Jackson says Louis van Gaal‘s treatment of Spaniard’s at the club is a cause for concern with Pedro and he is now considering whether he wants to work under his managerial style.
As for David de Gea, his failure to commit his future to United and Real Madrid’s refusal to meet the valuation for him means there has been a summer long stalemate which is now turning a bit messy.
That being said, Van Gaal has hardly mistreated Spaniards in his squad. He fell out with Valdes because he refused to play for the U21s and he has come to loggerheads with De Gea who has refused to commit his future to Man United.
In another industry, refusing to do what your job description says or your boss asks you to do is a sackable offence. Why would it be any different in football? Sure, Van Gaal could most certainly have gone about the Valdes situation in a more subtle way but he decided against it.
Van Gaal’s tough exterior has caused multiple player clashes with every club he has managed in the past and that hasn’t changed at United but it would be a big surprise if Pedro genuinely felt he had anything specifically against Spaniards.