Starlet eyes Barca return

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Manchester United starlet Gerard Pique has admitted he wants to return to former club Barcelona one day.

The 17-year-old Spaniard joined United from Barca last summer following seven years at Camp Nou.

He decided to turn his back on the Catalan titans after declaring himself unhappy with the club's first professional contract offer to him.

He admits the decision to head to England caused some bad feeling at Barca, but hopes it will be forgotten and that in time he will able to move back and play for his boyhood idols.

"I will always leave the door open (for a return to Barcelona)," he stated.

"Now I am thinking about Manchester, it's my club, but in the future - near or far, that I don't know - I would like to return.

"I took a decision, and it was mine.

"I did not get the agreement that I wanted (at Barcelona), but I believe over the course of time things will work out and we will be able to talk again."

The teenager went on to admit that he was overjoyed with Barca's superb start to the campaign which has seen them progress from the group stages in the UEFA Champions League and open up a seven-point lead at the head of La Primera.

"It's fantastic," he continued. "This year everything is going perfectly for them.

"I am delighted and congratulate them because they have worked very well and they deserved it."