Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira says he is ready to return to the club if Jose Mourinho needs him.
The Brazilian starlet is currently on loan in La Liga with Granada and has been a regular starter for the Spanish club this season, making 13 league appearances despite the club’s dreadful season.
The 20-year-old has caught the eye with a series of impressive performances and also scored his first goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sevilla.
The midfielder was handed his Premier League debut by Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford during the 2014-15 season, however, their relationship soured when Louis Van Gaal refused to let him go on loan having promised to give him game-time.
But since leaving for Granada under the instruction of Mourinho, the 20-year-old has insisted his long-term ambition is to make it big at Old Trafford and that he is eager to take his chance if called on. Pereira also suggested that he has been in regular contact with Mourinho and ready to fight for a place at Manchester United.
Pereira told Goal.com: “We [Pereira and Mourinho] are always in contact and we talk after my games.”
“If Manchester United needs me, I am always ready.”
The midfielder also expressed that this loan is a good experience for him and performing well here can make him a better player for future.
“The experience here in Spain has been very good, even though the club has struggled a bit. But I think we have been improving game by game and the last two games it showed that we are on the right track,” he added.
“I came here to play games, get a good experience playing in a top league and then to go back [to United] and to fight for a spot in the squad.”
Perreira has backed his full faith on his Manchester United boss despite the early struggle and said they are on the right path to achieve success at the club.
“They are playing each game better and I believe that they will be competing for silverware at the end of the season,” he added.