Gerard Pique & Lionel Messi
Gerard Pique will not be turning out in the blue of Manchester City any time soonReuters

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has ruled out a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City as he has too much love for Manchester United to ever take a job at their cross-town rivals. The Spain international also ruled out a return to Old Trafford, as he is currently very happy at the Nou Camp.

The 29-year-old defender has been a crucial figure for the current Champions League winners since he left Manchester United to return to his childhood club. Pique addressed questions from fans in a Periscope session about a number of issues such as Barcelona's current situation, the possibility of him making a move away from the club and the future of his teammate Neymar.

A number of Barcelona stars have been linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks after the League Cup winners announced Guardiola will take over from Manuel Pellegrini next season. But, asked whether he could see himself at the Etihad Stadium, Pique replied: "My love for United is too strong to play for City. So I do not think I will ever wear the City shirt, even though Pep is a great coach."

Then questioned about a potential return to Old Trafford, he said: "I'm really happy at Barcelona. United is my second club, but I think my future is here. I am very proud to play at Barcelona because I think Barcelona are the best club in the world by a long distance".

Pique also played down suggestions that Neymar could join Barcelona's arch-enemies Real Madrid, following the path of players such as Luis Figo.

"I'll bet my arm that Ney never goes to Real Madrid. He likes Barcelona a lot, he loves this club and I think he'll remain here for many years to come".

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