Former Manchester United who is now with Barcelona Gerard Pique has come out to say he is going to retire from football after his final game at the Nou Camp on Saturday. The 35-year-old, who came through the ranks at Barcelona and had a four-year spell with English Premier League side Manchester United, made the announcement in a video posted on social media.
Gerard Pique Says Barcelona is his Last Bus Stop
Barcelona will play Almeria in La Liga for Gerard Pique’s last match. He said: “I’ve always said that there would not be any other team after Barca and that’s how it will be.” Pique was a youth player with Barca until 2004 when he joined Manchester United.
He was a fringe player for the Red Devils when they won the Premier League and Champions League in 2007-08 before he returned to Spain to rejoin Barcelona in 2008. During his time at Barcelona, he has played more than 600 games and won 30 trophies, including eight La Liga titles, three Champions League trophies and seven Copa del Rey titles.
He added: “Football has given me everything. Barca has given me everything. You, curlers [fans], have given me everything.” “And now that all that kid’s [himself] dreams have come true I want to tell you I have decided that now is the time to bring this journey to its end.”
He also teased he would return to Barca’s famous ground, saying: “You know me, sooner or later I will be back. I’ll see you at Camp Nou. Long live Barca. Always.”