United in the dark over Pedro

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits he remains unsure whether Pedro will make the switch from Barcelona before the close of the transfer period.

The Spain international has been strongly tipped with a move to the Premier League, with the Red Devils known to be keen admirers of the 28-year-old.

However, Pedro has remained coy about his future throughout the off-season, and Van Gaal is no closer to knowing whether the forward will in fact be joining the restructuring at Old Trafford.

Asked if he was optimistic of completing the transfer the United manager said: "You have to ask Pedro, not me. My answer is it's a process, it's a club, it's a player, and we are there also.

"I don't mention anything until he has signed. When he has signed I come to you and say 'hey, Pedro is here'. That is still not the case. We shall wait and see."