Manchester United have announced that midfielder Andreas Pereira has signed a new two-year deal.
The Brazil Under-23 international, who signed for The Red Devils back in 2011 from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven, has put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep the midfielder at Old Trafford until June 2019, with an option of a further year.
The 21-year-old, who was part of United’s 2016 FA Cup winning squad, has scored one goal in 13 first-team appearances for the Premier League outfit overall.
However, the Brazilian has been loaned out to La Liga side Valencia for the 2017-18 campaign, after netting five goals in 37 appearances in all competitions whilst on loan at Granada last term.
Pereira told the club’s official website, “I am delighted that I have extended my contract with this great club.
“The manager is building a great team here and I want to be part of that as soon as possible.
“I am going to continue my development at Valencia this season in the hope that I will get plenty of minutes on the pitch.
“I would like to thank the manager for his help and guidance and for the faith he has shown in me.”
United manager, Jose Mourinho, added, “Andreas is already a very good footballer.
“He is a young player with great natural ability and a good attitude towards continuing his development.
“I have no doubt that he has the potential to be one of the future great players of this club.”