Joel Pereira is happy after helping United beat AC Milan.

Transfer news: Pereira loaned to Vitoria Setubal

Thursday 02 August 2018 19:47

Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has completed a loan move to Vitoria Setubal in Portugal.

The 22-year-old prospect was heavily involved throughout Tour 2018, presented by Aon, but the arrival of Lee Grant has facilitated a temporary spell away from Old Trafford in order to obtain regular first-team football.

It represents a second stint in the Primeira Liga after his previous success with Belenenses in 2016/17 and, as a Portugal Under-21 international, he will hope his performances promote his claims for a senior call-up.

Joel Pereira has enhanced his reputation with his work in the United States.

Jose Mourinho is a firm believer in Pereira's talents and handed him a new contract in 2017 that runs until 2021, with the option of an additional year.

Pereira spent last term as third choice behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero, and made one first-team appearance as a substitute in the EFL Cup victory over Burton Albion last September.

Most recently, Joel was instrumental in the International Champions Cup penalty shootout triumph over AC Milan on tour.

Why Pereira made the right move


Joel Pereira explains his decision to join Manchester United and learn his trade at the Aon Training Complex.