Over the summer, Manchester United took the decision to send Andreas Pereira on loan. The talented Brazilian impressed during pre-season, but Jose Mourinho thought it’d be better to allow him to play regular football elsewhere.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder is out in Spain once again, this time with Valencia CF. So far, Pereira has scored once, but his overall play has been extremely pleasing. Playing professional football doesn’t phase him whatsoever, and with our current injury crisis coupled with some poor form, he surely would have gotten a look-in if he stayed at Old Trafford.
Now, though, Pereira has been speaking to the media about a potential early return from his loan spell. However, he seems pretty intent on finishing the season with Valencia at this point in time. They’ve been good to him and he’s loving his football right now, so why wouldn’t he?
“When I signed, I knew that this clause existed,” Pereira told AS. “But now I am calm, focused on Valencia. Nobody called me from Manchester.
“I’m calm, if they want them to go back they’ll call. I want to stay here for the whole season because I’m fit, I feel good… If I had to go back it would be difficult again.”
If he continues this form for the remainder of the season, it’ll be hard for Mourinho to keep ignoring Pereira. He’s doing all he can to force his way into the United setup, but I just get the feeling that the gaffer hasn’t taken to him. Once the self-proclaimed Special One makes his mind up, he rarely changes his decision. I feel we may never see him in a United jersey again.