Andreas Pereira has expressed his delight over his loan move to Spanish side Grenada.
The 20-year-old, who made 13 appearances under Louis van Gaal, joined the La Liga side on a loan deal last week.
Pereira is the fifth youngster to be loaned out by Mourinho during his time at Manchester United, following in the footsteps of Guillermo Varela, Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
The Brazilian posted a photo of himself sporting the Grenada kit, stating: “Happy to be here at Grenada for the season!”
A quick question: has anyone ever seen Pereira smile? Never have I once seen him sport anything other than that ominous, frowning glare, and it’s slightly disconcerting.
On a serious note, a move to La Liga provides the perfect platform for the 20-year-old to further develop his already outstanding technical ability, alongside experiencing regular football at a very high standard, which will only aid his maturation as an attacking midfielder.
Moreover, playing for Grenada, a side habitually located in the bottom half of the table, Pereira will also experience a different landscape on a psychological basis. The mentality, unlike at United, revolves around scrapping for results and clubbing together for a hard fought victory. Such an attitude will, United fans hope, serve to harden the Brazilian both mentally and physically.