Andreas Pereira has had a recall clause inserted into his loan deal with Valencia, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed.
Pereira joined the Spanish side last week on a season-long move to follow the one he had with Granada in La Liga in 2016/17. The creative midfielder was keen for regular first-team football, even though he was in the manager's plans.
There is the option to bring the 21-year-old back to Old Trafford on 1 January 2018, if United decide he is needed for the battle ahead.
"I'm a bit disappointed that he left," admitted the boss. "But, okay, it was his decision. I open the door for his decision. He has a long-term contract and we have an option to bring him back on 1 January, so we have that situation under control."
Hmm... maybe it wasn't down to Mourinho that he left.
Can't say as I blame him, I'd have done the same. He has a stormer, gets more experience, then it pushes him further up the ladder..but they'll be a decision to be made by both parties come the end of the season I feel.
Probably Pereira’s best game for us yesterday, I wasn’t really sure about him but I think he’s good enough to be in the squad long term. To think his attitude was questioned during his youth, absolutely works his balls off and a bit like Herrera was he is a general nuisance for the opposition.