Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is joining Brazilian club Flamengo for one season.
Pereira was a dead replacement when United opened their Premier League season with a 5-1 win over Leeds last weekend.
The 25-year-old’s contract at Old Trafford runs until the summer of 2023, with United having an option to extend for another year.
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The Brazilian was on loan for two seasons in Spain – at Granada in 2016/17 and at Valencia the following season – and had another temporary stint in Italy with Lazio last season.
Pereira returned to United this summer, scoring an impressive goal in the Brentford friendly.
But United declared Pereira’s departure in his native Brazil: “With so much competition for seats at Old Trafford, especially in the top positions, the decision was made to move Andreas to Flamengo this season.
“Everyone at United wishes him all the best for the campaign ahead.”
Pereira made 40 appearances for United in the 2019/20 season, but Bruno Fernandes’ new signings in January 2020 and Donny van de Beek last summer put him in the pecking order.
He has played a total of 75 games for United, scoring four goals and providing five assists.
Talks about Pogba are ongoing
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted on Friday that talks are underway between the club and Paul Pogba over a new deal.
He also admitted that Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane could play a role live on Sky Sports against Southampton on Sunday.
“There are negotiations with Paul’s representatives and the club,” said Solskjaer. “Me and Paul work together here every day trying to keep improving, improving the team and enjoying ourselves.
“When you win games, you have more fun. And we just have to make sure we don’t make this one game.
“We know we get big headlines [for Leeds win] and all that praise. It’s about giving the next one more energy and getting even better. “
Read more about Solskjaer and United’s preparations for their trip to Southampton.
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