Gerard Pique just returned to Old Trafford. He oversaw the El Barca banner which faced the red devil in the first leg of the European Champions League quarter-final. When returning to Manchester, Pique claimed to be happy. He could still feel the atmosphere of the theater of dreams he had once tasted.
Pique is a Barcelona defender who had strengthened Manchester United in mid-2004 to 2008. He landed in Manchester after being redeemed from the La Masia academy. There are 23 matches in all competitions played by Pique while in the uniform of the Red Devils. The amount of his performance made Blaugrana interested in returning Pique.
When returning to Barca, Pique has met his former club twice in competitive matches. Both of these duels took place in the 2009 Champions League final at the Olimpico in Rome and the 2011 final at Wembley. At that time, Barca successfully won in the two matches.
Besides having an extraordinary experience with Manchester United, Pique also turned out to have an ignorant experience that would not be forgotten.
As a figure who likes to joke around, this FC Barcelona central defender considers the Red Devils dressing room to be more colorful and very accommodating to the fad. Pique who has collected a lot of trophies with FC Barcelona claimed there are fundamental differences between the two clubs that made him always missing United.
“In Barcelona, my public relations is not always appreciated by everyone. I once deflated the tires of my teammates and did a number of other things, but this is nothing compared to what happened at United.”
When Pique was still in the uniform of Manchester United, he had pranked Patrice Evra by burning his shoes which had just been ordered from Nike. The shoe was very special for Evra because he had been waiting for a long time for Nike to be able to put the names of her children in the shoes.
“One day, Evra came up with new shoes that he had made with Nike for months. On those shoes, there are names of his children and various other details,”
“He then went to take a shower, and we then made a small fire to burn the shoes.” We recorded it and gave the video to Evra,” Pique said.
Getting annoyed, Evra responded by taking Pique’s shoes to the toilet. After that, Evra defecated in Pique’s shoes he had taken.
“He burned my shoes and it wasn’t funny. Apparently, the culprit was Pique,”
“So, I took out his shoes and disposed of the water in them,” said the 37-year-old man.
According to Pique, the jokes of the people at Manchester United are indeed extreme. Even though it is often overlooked, Pique says that most people there will not be angry when they are bullied.
“They are not angry when we make the jokes. They tried to retaliate but were not angry. “
While in Barcelona, Pique could not do such things. According to him, cultural differences are the cause. He once repeated the joke there but failed.
“In my first few years at Barcelona, I tried to repeat the joke, but the results were not like at MU,”
“In Manchester, the players will take the most expensive clothes you just bought and then put them on an artificial posse. The shirt will get dirty when the ball hits it. At MU, the dressing room is so alive,” Pique said