Andreas Pereira to “seek assurances” from Jose Mourinho over his future ahead of the summer – report

by Leo Nieboer

Andreas Pereira will hold talks with Jose Mourinho upon returning from his loan spell at Valencia this summer before deciding on his Manchester United future, according to reports.

The Brazilian enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Granada last season and signed a new long term contract upon returning to Old Trafford in the summer.

He went against his manager’s wishes by deciding to go on loan to La Liga once again this term at Valencia, with whom he has made 24 appearances during a successful campaign for Los Che.

And according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Pereria will speak with Mourinho in the summer about his chances of first team football over the 2018/19 campaign ahead of deciding whether to spend another year on loan.

The Brazilian’s long term ambition is to play for Man United but he wants to continue his development by playing regular first team football.

And he has received exactly that at the Mestalla this season, this time at the other end of La Liga having suffered relegation last year. Marcelino’s side are in the Champions League spots with eight games to go and one point behind Real Madrid.

One stumbling block with Mourinho, however, could revolve around his position. The 55-year-old notably played Pereira as an advanced central midfielder over pre-season but the 22-year-old has been used out wide in Spain – a position he is unlikely to occupy given the array of options in that area already at United’s disposal.

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