Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has expressed his displeasure at Andreas Pereira’s loan move to Valencia, saying the teenage midfielder “is not ready to fight” for a place in United’s team.
21-year-old Pereira, who spent last season on loan to another Spanish outfit Granada, joined Valencia on a season long move last month.
Speaking ahead of United’s visit to Stoke City, Mourinho said: “Honestly I don’t think it is the best decision for him, it disappoints me a little bit, as he has potential to be here fighting for a position and opportunities to be a United player.”
“The decision can be considered the decision of a young player that wants to play every weekend but is not ready to fight for something difficult – you have to be ready to fight.”
“I am a bit disappointed he left but okay, it was his decision, he has a long term contract, and we have the option to bring him back on 1st January.”