Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique Reuters

If the latest reports are to be believed, Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are aware of the deteriorating situation between Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona’s manager Pep Guardiola and Spanish defender Gerard Pique and are trying to make the most of the situation by luring away the player to Old Trafford.

Lately, the former United defender had fallen out with coach Pep Guardiola and had been dropped for games against Real Madrid and Chelsea in the past week. United are looking to use this situation to their advantage and bring the defender, who can be a valuable asset to Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans, to England.

Ferguson, according to a Tribal Sport report, has always regarded Pique highly and had even revealed that he regretted having to sell the then youngster. But the boss had no choice but let him go on his path to the first team blocked with big names like Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the picture.

Now with the club’s defense line growing old, Ferguson may look to bring in Pique to keep some authority in the team’s backline and knows that the Spaniard won’t have any problem settling in, as he has his old friends like Wayne Rooney in the team to guide him.

Pique, who arrived from Manchester United in 2008, has made a total of 180 appearances for the Nou Camp-based club in all competitions thus far.