Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira will continue at the club for another year, after the club decided to extend his current contract that was supposed to end on 30th June 2019.
The Brazilian rose through the ranks at United’s U-18 and U-23 teams, before breaking into the senior team in 2015-’16. He was loaned to Granada CF and then to Valencia, from where he returned on 2018 June 30.
This season, Pereira has made 14 starts in all, including 9 in the Premier League, 3 in the Champions League and 2 in the FA Cup. His biggest supporter has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself, who gave him 8 out of those 14 starts in the last three months. He knows him from his days as manager at the Red Devils’ reserves team, and also reinstated the youngster to his preferred attacking midfielder role after Mourinho used him as holding midfielder earlier this season.
It was the United boss himself who decided that the club will trigger the option in his contract that will extend the 23-year old’s tenure by another 12 months.
Andreas Pereira recently scored his maiden goal for the club in a 3-2 win against Southampton in the Premier League. He also shone against PSG in their comeback Champions League win, to help United qualify for the quarter-finals.