OFFICIAL: Man Utd Goalkeeper Joel Pereira Signs New Contract

Manchester United's Sergio Romero, Joel Castro Pereira and David De Gea during training.

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Manchester United have confirmed that Joel Pereira has signed a new contract with the club.

The Portuguese goalkeeper, who joined Manchester United in July 2012, has agreed on a contract that will run until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.

Pereira, 21, made his debut for the Red Devils in last season’s FA Cup fourth round match against Wigan at Old Trafford, while his full Premier League debut came in May against Crystal Palace.

“I have been at United for a number of years now and since the first day here I have enjoyed every minute,” he told the club’s website.

“Over the last season I feel I have made great progress as a goalkeeper and this will stand me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player.

“There have been many memorable moments for me at this club; however, making my debut for the first team at Old Trafford was unbelievable for me and my family.

“I want to thank the manager and his coaching team for the help and guidance they have given me and I look forward to playing a part in the squad for many years to come.”

United manager Jose Mourinho said: “Joel progressed really well during the course of the last season through hard work and commitment every day in training.

“I know I have said this before but I really do believe, if he continues his development and continues to work hard, he really can become the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation. Well done Joel.”


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