#under23s: Joel Pereira reportedly extends Man Utd deal to 2021

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo report that goalkeeper Joel Pereira has signed a new contract at Manchester United.

Pereira, 21, had been linked and targeted by Portugal’s top three clubs; FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting.

But O Jogo say he has extended his current contract to 2021, having been set to see his deal expire next summer.

José Mourinho is a big admirer of Pereira. He tipped him to be the best Portuguese goalkeeper of his generation and gave him a debut in the FA Cup as a substitute as well as starting him against Crystal Palace in the final game of the Premier League season.

Pereira enjoyed a good spell on loan at Portuguese club Belenenses last season, earning the attention of Benfica in particular, before being recalled by United to allow Sam Johnstone to leave on loan.

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