Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira looking elsewhere for first-team football
Andreas Pereira not sure about his future (Picture: Metro)

Manchester United youth prospect Andreas Pereira is said to be close to leaving the club after a lack of first-team football with the Red Devils.

The 19-year-old has not been able to impress enough to warrant a regular first-team place under his current contract, only making two appearances; both from the bench, for the club.

Pereira joined United back in 2011 from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven and has progressed through the ranks at the club, finally making his debut last year in Louis Van Gaal's side's League Cup 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons.

That was the only appearance the Belgian-born-Brazilian had made under the Dutch boss until yesterday’s 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur when he came on as a substitute, but didn’t manage to make any impact on the game.

According to Dutch magazine Voetbal International, PSV want the youth player back at their club and have been encouraged by the lack of football that the youth player has been getting at United.

The Red Devils seem keen to keep the young prospect but the player has not signed a new contract and is in his last year under his current deal. The Eredivisie leaders have supposedly held exploratory talk with him, but he is attracting interest elsewhere with Juventus and Paris Saint Germain also keeping a close eye on Pereira.

Some publications have said that PSG remain the most likely to sign Pereira, but the United youth player’s father Marcos has played down those rumours whilst Juventus have been monitoring a few youth players’ development.

Van Gaal would be likely to be against allowing another promising youth player leave and become successful elsewhere, like Paul Pogba. He recently said: “When you’re 19 and playing for Manchester United, you must be very talented. I’m pleased for him.”

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