Man Utd extend midfielder’s contract
Manchester United have taken up the option to extend midfielder Andreas Pereira’s contract until June 2020, according to ESPN.
The Brazil international was due to be out of contract at the end of the season and was reportedly not interested in signing a new deal at Old Trafford.
It is not clear whether his stance had shifted since United’s recent injury crisis has afforded him more playing time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, but the club’s hierarchy have taken the urgency out of the situation by tying Pereira to them for a further 12 months.
Pereira, aged 23, has made 14 first-team appearances this season and scored his first Premier League goal in the recent 3-2 win over Southampton. He also started the dramatic Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes.
The Belgian-born midfielder had previously spent time on loan at Spanish clubs Valencia and Granada in recent seasons.
He joined United from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in 2011.