The agent of new Chelsea signing Pedro says Manchester United "fell asleep" after allowing the Blues to finalise the transfer of the player.
After being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, the former Barcelona winger was convinced by Jose Mourinho and Cesc Fabregas to move to Stamford Bridge.
And Antonio Sanz criticised the Red Devils for not doing enough to secure the services of his client.
"Maybe Manchester United fell asleep," Sanz told Radio Club Tenerife.
"The negotiation with Chelsea was like a lightning bolt.
"It is common knowledge that United were in the bidding for Pedro, but Chelsea were faster and within 24 hours reached an agreement with the club.
"It was a whirlwind.
"Pedro is going to have a very good year and is going to be one of the sensations of the Premier League."