No regrets for Pique
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United's Gerard Pique says he has no regrets about leaving Barcelona.
Manchester United defender Gerard Pique says he has no regrets about leaving Barcelona for Old Trafford.
The highly-rated youngster was expected to feature in the Carling Cup quarter final at Birmingham City after figuring in earlier rounds but instead had to watch Mikael Silvestre and Wes Brown form the central defensive partnership at St Andrews.
Nevertheless, Pique is likely to push for more first team opportunities in 2006 despite rumours that Sir Alex Ferguson is in the market for Spartak Moscow stopper Nemanja Vidic.
Quitting Barcelona before they became one of the most attractive sides on the planet is not worrying the 18-year-old.
"I don't regret coming to Manchester United," he told One United. "You have everything you need to improve as a player at this club, from the facilities to the coaches and the players.
"Everything about training with and playing with the first team is so intense and high quality; you can't help but become a better player.
"I struggled with the language barrier at first but now my English has improved, it's much easier to understand everything that goes on inside the club and on the pitch as well.
"Things have gone great so far and I hope it will continue like this."