By Dave Marshall
Goals from Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini secured Man United third straight win in the league and while the Red Devils are reveling in the blushes of their win, Jose Mourinho has unfinished business in the transfer window.
Man United bolstered their squad this season and Mourinho had revealed that even if the brass of the club fails to sign his last target, he’d make do with the current crop he has. However, reports have indicated that the team of the Red Devils will be decimated by one player as the owner of Valencia has arrived the City of Manchester in a bid to seal a deal for Belgium born Brazil creative midfielder Andreas Pereira.
Valencia have turned the Premier League to one of their hunting or scouting grounds – after sealing a deal for Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista, they have been in talks with Man United for the creative midfielder. Pereira, 21, did not just have a barnstorming loan spell with Granada last term; he showed glimpses of stardom particularly in our pre-season game against Real Madrid and he wants to stay put and fight for a place in Mourinho’s team.
Pereira has watched from the sidelines this season in all of our games and being conscious that another year on the fringes would truncate his development, he would fancy a move away from United, to at least once again proof his mettle to the Special One. Spanish newspaper Plaza Deportiva (via Daily Express) ran a report, with claims that Peter Lim, who is the principal of Los Che has landed Man United and a deal is now in the offing for Pereira.
In as much as Mourinho wants the youngster star to play for United this season, he will not be able to dislodge the likes of Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan or even Paul Pogba from the first team’s midfield and so, a loan move is perfect. Our preference would be for the Brazilian to stay in the Premier League but since Valencia appears the keenest, we expect the deal to be completed sooner.