Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering recalling Andreas Pereira back from Valencia in order to add more fire power to the Red Devils’ midfield, as per reports.
Pereira went out on loan to the Spanish side on the deadline day of the summer transfer window, despite Mourinho asking him to stay.
The 21-year-old feared that if he had stayed at Old Trafford beyond the summer, he wouldn’t get as much game-time as he would have ideally liked, and hence, pushed for the move away from England.
However, had the Belgium-born midfielder listened to his gaffer and stayed at the Mancunian outfit, the chances of him getting regular action would have been much higher than he may have anticipated, considering United’s current midfield injury crisis.
The Red Devils are without several of their star players in the middle of the park, with Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, and Michael Carrick all ruled out because of injuries. As a result, Mourinho is currently left with the likes of Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic, along with Scott McTominay, to choose from in the midfield.
As per the report from Spanish outlet Plaza Deportivo, though, Pereira could still fancy racking up a few games for United, as the Portuguese tactician is said to be considering calling the brazil international back as soon as the winter transfer window re-opens in January.
Pereira has a clause in his loan deal which would allow his current employers to recall him, and if that clause is triggered, then United would have to reimburse Valencia some of the fee they paid in order to bring the player to the Mestalla Stadium during the summer window.
The young talent has been impressive so far this season, and has already made 9 appearances in all competitions for Valencia.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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