The Brazilian had been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford with the Portuguese boss insisting Pereira wouldn’t be included in his plans.
Man United were not prepared to let him leave on a permanent transfer to avoid repeating their mistake with the Paul Pogba situation.
He confirmed on Friday evening that Pereira will be joining Granada in Spain on loan.
“I love Pereira and I wish he could be in my squad but he isn’t, he will go to Granada to play,” he said.
Louis van Gaal blocked his loan move last season, but wasn’t able to follow up his promise of game time on the first-team, resulting in the youngster growing frustrated with the Dutchman during his time in charge.
It’s brilliant to see Mourinho looking out for his development and facilitating a loan move knowing he wouldn’t get the opportunity to play at Old Trafford.
Pereira has shown plenty of talent when he has had the chance at Man United and hopes are his loan spell is a complete success for him to slot back into the United side.