Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pereira Rules out Return to Old Trafford

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pereira Rules out Return to Old Trafford

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ANDREAS Pereira has ruled out a January return to United and wants to stay at Valencia and win the Copa del Rey.

The 22-year-old joined Los Che on loan on deadline day in August and has been at the heart of the club's remarkable start to the season; Marcelino's side currently lie in third place in La Liga and are also in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Jose Mourinho previously revealed that United have the option of recalling Pereira in January despite his latest loan spell running until the end of the season.

But Pereira, who grabbed an assist in Valencia's 4-0 win against Las Palmas, has ruled out returning to Old Trafford this month.

"Right now I think United are in Dubai, so I doubt Mourinho saw the game," he said. "I want to stay in Valencia and win the Copa with this side and tonight I really enjoyed playing with Luciano (Vietto), we understand each other very well. …

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