Blow for Manchester United as Barcelona star rules out Camp Nou exit

Former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique was linked with a return to the club, but has now come out to reveal his intentions to remain with Barcelona, Daily Mail reports. 

Despite only getting three starts this season after falling behind the pecking order to defensive pairing Jeremy Mathieu and Javier Mascherano, the 27-year-old insisted that he is enjoying life at the Camp Nou. 

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“I love this club for its history, its style of play and its connection to Catalunya,” Pique said.

“I love it here. I am at the best club in the world right now. I have no intention of leaving now or later. I’ve just signed a new contract and I want to retire a Blaugrana, just like [Carles] Puyol did.

“You never know what the future holds, but right now, I love this city, I love the people in the club, and most importantly, I love the institution. I don’t see myself leaving.”

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