United Youngster Fears January Recall
Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira says it would be very difficult for him to go back to Old Trafford in January.
United loaned Pereira to Valencia in August; however, the Premier League side inserted a clause into the deal allowing them to recall him during the winter transfer window.
Pereira has featured in all seven of Valencia’s matches since he moved to the club at the end of August – three starts and four appearances off the bench. Los Che have got off to their best start in a number of years. They remain unbeaten in La Liga with six wins, three draws and 25 goals scored and they lie in second place four points behind early leaders Barcelona.
Pereira spent last season with Granada where he started in 34 of their 38 games as the side was relegated to the second division. But he felt he wouldn’t get much game time back at Old Trafford and he agitated for a move – something he knew United boss Jose Mourinho wasn’t happy about.
“I could see it from a negative side and I think he was angry with me,” Pereira told Spanish newspaper AS.
“But I was always very good with him. We were always honest with each other.
“I think of the positives: if I were not a good player, he would not have said anything in the press, he would just have let me go out on loan and that would have been it. I think he was worried because I left. I have to think about myself now.”
Pereira added that he isn’t worried about the situation regarding the break clause in his loan deal although he fears he may lose some momentum if he does return.
“When I signed, I knew that this clause existed but now I am calm and focused on Valencia.
“Nobody has called me from Manchester United. I’m calm, if they want me to come back they’ll call. I want to stay here for the whole season because I’m fit, I feel good … If I had to go back it would be difficult.”