Joel Castro Pereira has put pen to paper on a new Manchester United contract.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper has progressed through the ranks at Man United since joining in 2012 after a successful trial spell at the club.
Having broken through into Warren Joyce’s U21s, Pereira has an exciting season ahead of him and is delighted to have signed a new deal with United.
With Sam Johnstone looking likely to leave, Pereira will be one of the first choice goalkeepers at U21s level and he’ll be keen to make a strong impression with such an uncertain situation surrounding goalkeepers at Old Trafford.
— Joel Castro Pereira (@ElgatoPereira1) August 13, 2015
Pereira is an imposing goalkeeper and for somebody who is only 19, he is very well physically developed and it’ll be interesting to see how he develops over the next couple of years.
Something which is a little strange about his picture is the fact he is wearing Nike training gear alongside Ryan Giggs in front of a Nike branded board.
Presumably, it was taken prior to the Adidas agreement coming into effect but if that’s the case, they won’t be very happy with the announcement taking place without their branding.