Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed that his love for Manchester United won’t allow him join neighbours City despite the lure of playing under Pep Guardiola again.
Pique was one of Pep Guardiola’s first signings at Barcelona back in 2008 and they had a successful spell today with the Catalan giants winning 14 trophies in four years.
Pique played at Old Trafford in 2004 and although he failed to establish himself under Sir Alex Ferguson, he still remained loyal to the love and affection from the Old Trafford fans.
However, With the current Bayern Munich boss set to take charge at Man City this summer, Pique has been linked with a move to the Etihad but has distance himself from any possible move.
“My love for Manchester United is too great for me to sign for City, even though Pep is a great coach,” he said on Periscope.
“I’m very happy in Barcelona. United are my second club, but my future is at Barca. I’m very proud to play at Barcelona. I think it’s the best club in the world.
“I would like to try a different league when I’ve got a few years to go before retiring. I don’t know if it will be Colombia — I’d like that for [wife] Shakira, but nobody can predict the future.”
Pique was recently in action on English soil as he Marshalled Barcelona’s backline to a comprehensive 2-0 win against Arsenal in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 game.