Torres backs Man Utd target to shine in the Premier League

Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is confident Spain international teammate Pedro will be a hit at Old Trafford.

Pedro is expected to join Manchester United in a £22million deal from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Torres is confident the 28-year-old has everything needed to become a success in the Premier League.

Torres told the Mirror: “He is a good friend, and if he decides that England is the next step in his career, I am sure he will do very well there.

“He has all the ability you would expect from a player who has been at Barcelona for so many years, but also he has a great work ethic.

“He works hard, he will help defend, he won’t be bullied, he has everything to succeed in The Premier League.

“I think he will find it very hard to leave Barcelona, but I understand as much as anybody how important it is to be playing regularly — especially once you reach a certain age. You need to be at a club where you are playing a lot of football.”