‘I’m here and I want to stay’ – Blow for Manchester United after midfielder snub

Andreas Pereira

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, currently on loan with Valencia, says he wants to stay with the La Liga side for the remainder of the season, reports Goal.

The 22-year-old has spent the campaign at the Mestalla Stadium, scoring and creating five goals in 16 appearances, helping Los Che to third in the table, just two points adrift of second place Atletico Madrid.

Pereira has reaffirmed his desire to remain at Valencia, despite suggests of an early return to Manchester United, revealing his desire to win silverware in Spain.

“I’m here and I want to stay,” he told Superdeporte. “I feel good. I’m playing better and I want to win the cup with Valencia. We are all very excited about reaching the quarter-finals and we will try to reach the final.”

The Brazilian u23 international has appeared in four Copa Del Rey games, which has seen Valencia beat Real Zaragoza and UD Las Palmas, recently reaching the quarter-finals of the competition.

Contracted until the summer of 2019 with United, his parent club reportedly have the option to recall Pereira in January, but his latest quotes suggest he’s happy to stay away from Old Trafford until the summer.

Signed from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven u17s for around £135k in 2012, the midfielder has progressed through United’s youth ranks, spent a year with Granada on loan, before his move to Valencia.

He’s now a regular in La Liga, and looks to have a bright future ahead of him when he returns to England. Pereira could well be knocking on the door of the first-team in 2018/19.

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