Jose Mourinho blocks Valencia’s attempts to sign Andreas Pereira – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has blocked Valencia’s attempts to sign Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira on a season-long loan deal, according to reports.

Marca claim the Spanish club has been very insistent on trying to land the Brazilian as he’s impressed last summer on loan at Granada.

However, they have been met by a flat refusal by Man United as the Portuguese boss has promised him a a prominent squad role this season due to the club’s heavy schedule.

Although he hasn’t featured yet and still has some work to do before he’s able to cement his place in the side, it’s clear Pereira has learnt so much during his loan spell.

He’s the closest he’s ever been to locking down a first-team role and if he does return back to Spain, his progress could just go backwards.

Pereira needs some experience in the Premier League, just like Timothy Fosu-Mensah has managed at Crystal Palace this year.

He doesn’t need to get prepared for life in La Liga and needs time to work his way up the pecking order at Old Trafford as it’s clear he’s caught Mourinho’s eye with his stunning performances during the pre-season tour.

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