From Portugal: Joel Pereira set to sign new Manchester United contract until 2021

by Leo Nieboer

Joel Pereira will sign a new contract with Manchester United that keeps him at the club until 2021, according to reports from Portugal.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a promising loan spell with Primeira Liga side Belenenses last season before being called back in the wake of Sam Johnstone‘s move to Aston Villa.

He was handed his full senior debut during Man United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on the final day of the season and looked composed between the sticks.

And according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Pereira, who has expressed his desire to breach the first team over pre-season, will sign a new four year deal with the club.

The platform is set for the Portuguese: a taste of senior football already, a new contract, his first pre-season tour beckoning and, of course, Mourinho’s prediction that he will go on to be the best keeper of his country’s generation.

An unquestionably exciting time, then. First team opportunities, just like for any third choice keeper, will be in short supply next season, especially with David de Gea set to remain at Old Trafford and Sergio Romero now an established and reliable second choice following his Europa League exploits.

Pre-season, therefore, will be the perfect time to showcase what he has to offer against the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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