Pereira not ready for Man United return

English Premier League

The Brazilian forward has the option to return to Old Trafford midway through his season-long loan stay at the Mestalla, where he still has six months remaining.

However, after helping Valencia through to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Pereira is eager to see out his time with the La Liga club before heading back to Manchester at the end of the current season.

“Right now I think United are in Dubai, so I doubt Mourinho saw the game,” Pereira is quoted as saying by Spanish outlet Marca.

“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.”