Andreas Pereira: It would now be difficult to return to Old Trafford

Andreas Pereira

Andreas Pereira has admitted that it would be difficult to consider a move to Manchester United midway through the season. The Brazilian youth international joined Spanish club Valencia on a season-long loan in early September.

The 21-year-old had featured for United during their pre-season tour, but the lack of opportunities at the start of the campaign pushed him to join Los Che on a temporary basis.

Jose Mourinho, later, questioned the midfielder’s decision to move to the La Liga outfit but revealed United had the option to recall the academy graduate in the New Year.

Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, Pereira insisted that United have the option to bring him back, although he is keen to spend the rest of the campaign with Valencia.

He said: “When I signed, I knew that this clause existed. 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.”

United are currently on a midfield crisis with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick on the sidelines. Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are the only fit options available to Jose Mourinho and the gaffer would have preferred offering valuable gametime to Pereira, who adapted to the central midfield – during a loan spell with Granada last term.

Mourinho’s men visit Swansea City in the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday night, and the game could see Scott McTominay handed his maiden start for Manchester United at the centre of the park.

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