Manchester United playmaker Andreas Pereira has revealed that he is ready to remain at Old Trafford as the Brazilian wants to fight for a place in the first team.
The 22-year-old, who spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Valencia, has revealed that he held talks with United manager Jose Mourinho.
Pereira, who had an impressive campaign last season at Mestalla Stadium, was expected to make a permanent move to Valencia this summer.
But the midfielder has made it clear that he has opted to remain at United and fighting for his place under Portuguese boss Mourinho.
Asked by Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg about his future, Pereira replied: “Breaking through with Man Utd is and remains a big dream.”
“After two good seasons in Spain, I know that I can always go there. Valencia wanted to keep me, but at the moment my goals are in England.”
“I want to make it at Man Utd. At Valencia, I have proven that I can participate at the highest level. That’s what I hope to show in Manchester now.”
“I told him that I felt ready to compete. He was happy to hear that and said I would get my chance. Now we will see how it goes in pre-season. Then we are together again, but of course, I hope to convince him.”
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Pereira joined United from PSV Eindhoven in 2011 but has been restricted to just five Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.
The Brazil Under-23s international is still under contract with the Old Trafford side for another couple of years.