Manchester United prospect Andreas Pereira is prepared for a possible loan exit from the club this month, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Pereira is yet to start a Premier League game for the Reds this season and may see his opportunities limited even further after Adnan Januzaj’s premature return to the club after his spell with Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking about his lack of first team action, the Brazilian said:
Of course you want to play every game, but I have been on the bench. When I come on I want to help my team, so hopefully next time [I will start]. You just have to handle these kind of things. Keep waiting for your opportunity and I think that’s what I’m doing, and just keep working hard.
Despite maintaining a positive outlook on his current situation at Old Trafford, Pereira did not rule out leaving on loan this month. When asked if that was a possibility, the midfielder said:
Normally yes so we will see what happens. I want to stay here, of course, but you never know. We will see.
Pereira has been a part of the first team squad for some time now and made his first team debut against Tottenham Hotspur last year.
He has since signed a new contract which runs until 2018 and scored a sensational free kick against Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup in September. Despite that, the Belgian hasn’t developed as expected.
Pereira has often got on with his work at United quietly, and seemingly impressed Louis van Gaal in the process. However, the summer arrivals of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have increased competition for places in the side.
That, combined with the emergence of Jesse Lingard in the first team, has left Pereira with just three substitute appearances to his name in this season’s Premier League.
With the youngster still occasionally playing Under-21 games for the Reds, a level he is now more than accustomed to, a loan move would probably be beneficial for the 20-year-old.
Unless his departure would compromise the strength in depth of the current squad, a loan move for Pereira would likely be beneficial for all parties involved.