Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira has told Manchester United that he doesn’t want to leave Old Trafford on a short-term deal again.
That’s according to The Metro, who adds that the Brazilian wants his future sorted early in the summer, following back-to-back loan spells in La Liga with Granada and Valencia CF respectively.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a handful of senior Manchester United appearances, but he’s found regular football hard to come by. Now, he wants guarantees that he’ll be playing week-in-week-out, which you have to say is fair.
‘The manager will see me in a different light if I come back from Valencia with a good report card,’ he told Sport/Foot, per The Metro.
‘I’ll then change status more easily than if I continued to simply try and get a break as a homegrown talent. ‘The Manchester United technical staff follow me closely. We speak on the phone regularly or we send each other messages on WhatsApp. I also communicate with Mourinho.’
‘I dreamed of playing for Manchester United, and I still do. I’m still under contract there. The staff now see that I can hold my spot at Valencia, that I’m at the required level.
‘My future at Valencia depends on Manchester United. All the options remain open, but I don’t want to be loaned again. I’ve shown what I can do.
‘This summer, I want clarity. I want to be able to stay at a club for two to three years in order to build something.
It’s pretty obvious that Pereira wants this year to be his breakthrough at the Theatre of Dreams. I feel it’s going to be tough for him, though. I’ve enjoyed watching him play, like every other United fans, but I’ve never seen that world-beating talent that a lot see in him.
Sure, he’s a good player, but great? I’m not convinced. This summer’s pre-season tour of the United States could be make or break for him. Last time around he was utilised in a deeper midfield role, and with Michael Carrick retiring coupled with the likelihood of Marouane Fellaini leaving, that’s where he could get his opportunity. Now it’s up to him to grasp that chance with both hands as soon as it comes his way.
Last time around he was utilised in a deeper midfield role, and with Michael Carrick retiring coupled with the likelihood of Marouane Fellaini leaving, that’s where he could get his opportunity. Now it’s up to him to grasp that chance with both hands as soon as it comes his way.
Whatever happens with Pereira it’s going to be interesting, but don’t be surprised if he leaves United on a permanent deal when the transfer window opens. I’m sure they’ll be willing buyers aplenty…