Andreas Pereira has been pictured in high spirits after penning a new contract with Manchester United which keeps him at the club until 2023.
The Brazilian, who impressed during loan spells at Granada and Valencia between 2016 and 2018, was handed a chance to impress in a Man United shirt last season.
He made 22 appearances in total and displayed moments of serious promise – most notably his performance in a 3-2 win over Southampton during which he turned the game with an explosive midfield performance and a fantastic curling long-range goal.
Pereira was pictured alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after signing a four-year deal at Old Trafford with the option of extending for another year.
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Pereira’s attitude to challenging himself is impeccable and he fits the age range for Solskjaer’s wider rebuilding job at the club – especially as a midfielder.
With Nemanja Matic entering the end of his career, Paul Pogba likely to leave next summer, along with the pair Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini leaving this year, there is a genuine chance for Pereira to become an important part of a new United midfield cast in Solskjaer’s image.
Moreover, the new deal does, of course, serve to protect Pereira’s resale value should the club decide to sell him next summer.