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United chiefs want Pereira to stay

26th February 2019, 10:30 by Neil Foster

Manchester United bosses want to persuade midfielder Andreas Pereira not to walk away on a free transfer this summer.

The Old Trafford academy graduate is out of contract in the next few months and in a rush to play regular first-team football.

Pereira is taking his time before deciding whether to commit himself to a new contract with the Red Devils, having fallen off the radar under former manager Jose Mourinho.

However, caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to introduce the Belgium-born starlet for injured midfielder Ander Herrera after 21 minutes of Sunday's 0-0 draw with bitter rivals Liverpool.

The 23-year-old produced a mature display in United's patched-up engine room and club insiders have insisted Solskjaer would like the player to remain at the Theatre of Dreams.

Pereira has no desire to go out on loan again, having had previous spells at PSV Eindhoven, Granada and Valencia in a bid to provide him with much-needed minutes.

It is understood Solskjaer feels Pereira can play a bigger role in the future although other clubs in England have already registered an early interest with his camp.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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