Pereira wants United long-term stay

Andreas Pereira wants to stay at Manchester United despite confirming that Valencia want to sign him on a permanent deal.

The Brazilian midfielder is enjoying a season-long loan stay at the Mestalla and has started 11 La Liga matches, featuring in 21 overall, for the top four side.

“Valencia approached my agent and said they want to buy me, which is flattering, but it wasn't like it was reported in the media,” Pereira told the South China Morning Post, as cited by ESPN FC.

“People said I'd demanded talks with Jose Mourinho when I've demanded nothing.

“The Valencia coach [Marcelino] speaks with me a lot and we have a good understanding, but as far as I'm concerned, I'm still a Manchester United player with a contract at Old Trafford until 2020 and an ambition to make it at United.

“I've never sought to leave United.”

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