Joel Pereira.

Confirmed: Pereira completes loan transfer

Saturday 29 August 2020 14:15

Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has joined Huddersfield Town on loan for the 2020/21 season.

The 24-year-old is making his sixth temporary move away from the Reds after joining the club's Academy in 2015.

He has made three competitive appearances for United's senior team, the last coming against Burton Albion in the EFL Cup in September 2017.

Joel has been working hard with our stable of goalkeepers at the Aon Training Complex.

The Portugal Under-21 international has previously gained experience at Rochdale, Belenenses, Vitoria Setubal, Kortrijk and, most recently, Hearts in Scotland.

He played 20 times in the Scottish top flight and made a further five appearances in cup competitions for the Edinburgh outfit.

United have, this week, rewarded Dean Henderson a new contract with the goalkeeping department at the club looking incredibly strong.

David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop are the other senior goalkeepers with Matej Kovar going out on loan to Swindon Town after enjoying a superb campaign for the Under-23s last term.

Pereira, who was born in Switzerland, has been signed by Huddersfield's new manager Carlos Corberan.

Town have lost Ryan Schofield to a broken thumb, leaving Ben Hamer as their only fit senior keeper.

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United's Under-23s are meeting the Terriers in a pre-season friendly at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday, with kick-off at 15:00 BST.

The match is being played behind closed doors but will be the first match shown live on MUTV in the 2020/21 season.

Get ready for next season. Our 2020/21 home and away kits are available now from United Direct.

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