Andreas Pereira wants to remain a Manchester United player and hopes to sign a new contract with the club.
The 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder was brought into the first-team by Louis van Gaal and has featured on the bench on multiple occasions, although he is yet to make his Premier League debut.
Pereira has made great strides towards being a better all-rounded player as his performances back with the U21s have shown how he has matured already under Van Gaal and speaking to Goal.com, he made it clear he wanted that to continue.
“My intention is to stay here with the club,” Pereira said.
“They [United] didn’t speak with me until now. I need to train well, do my part and if God wants they will extend my contract.
“My agent is in charge of everything. I asked him to do his job without telling me anything, to keep my focus on the pitch.
“I need to think only about Manchester United, otherwise it’ll spoil my work here.”
Pereira is one of the most naturally talented footballers currently in United’s academy and his quick progression this season has vindicated Van Gaal’s decision to elevate him into the first-team squad.
As has been the case with so many youngsters, Van Gaal is prepared to give them opportunities which must fill Pereira with confidence that his is just around the corner.
“I’m very happy,” he added.
“I’m playing in the first team since the manager selected me in the youth academy a month ago.
“I’m very pleased because I can develop my skills with the best players in the world. It’s been a great moment, and I want to grow as a player.”
Pereira is one of a number of United academy products who have helped shape a new look Van Gaal squad and as he has come so far in the past few months, the Dutchman is more than likely going to offer him a new deal.