Pique puts future on hold
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gerard Pique will leave a decision on his long-term future at Man Utd until the summer.
Gerard Pique will leave a decision on his long-term future at Manchester United until the summer.
The Spanish defender is currently on loan at Real Zaragoza and the 20-year-old has cut an impressive figure in La Liga.
He has relished the opportunity of regular first-team football, having started just five matches during his time at Old Trafford.
The centre-half will return to the Premiership leaders at the end of the season and he is keen to make an impact under Sir Alex Ferguson.
But Pique acknowledged that, if he will only be a fringe member of the United squad he would prefer to stay with Zaragoza.
"My dream is to play in the Premier League and to be a regular," Pique told the Spanish media.
"But if the option is the second team, I prefer to continue with Zaragoza.
"For me the subject is on stand by until the end of the season.
"I am calm about my future and I only desire to play to demonstrate my condition."