Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is disappointed that Andreas Pereira decided to join Valencia last week, and Red Devils fans now fear for the youngster’s future.
The 21-year-old was an impressive performer for United during pre-season, and he seemed set to remain at Old Trafford until January at the earliest.
However, he didn’t feature in any of the club’s four matchday squads in August and decided to secure a move away in order to play regularly.
Mourinho told the Manchester Evening News: “Andreas Pereira was a personal decision that I don’t agree with.
“A decision I don’t think honestly I don’t think is the best decision for him, a decision that disappoints me a little bit, because I think he has the potential to be here fighting for a position, for opportunities, and fighting to be a Manchester United player.”
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on Mourinho’s comments via social media, and some believe that his Red Devils career may now be over.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
No chance he will be recalled he will be sold if anything mufc career is over
— wayne littlewood (@waynelittlewoo2) September 8, 2017
— Phillip Mehegan (@prmehegan) September 8, 2017
Great comments, I hope the boy takes them onboard and shows mental strength when he eventually comes back. Could be a januzaj tipping point
— kelbo (@the_kelbo) September 8, 2017
Dont think its over for him but if he really wants to succeed at United then he must show more openness to fight for his place in the squad.
— Milad (@MiladST) September 8, 2017
Both r right if the situation seen from both angles, but personally I had a hope that he will fight for a position & show his true colours.
— Maithem (@maithem7) September 8, 2017
Mourinho ripping Pereira for deciding to leave is hilarious. A fantastic player who hasn't even made the bench for 4 straight games! #MUFC
— Basel Arti (@Aritonian) September 8, 2017
How Mourinho speaks about Pereira just shows how highly he rates him. Future star #mufc
— 🔴🔴Shiv🔴🔴 (@GunmanRashford) September 8, 2017
— Deepan Chakravarthy (@bhoovi) September 8, 2017
— Craig Bolton (@CraigBolt200) September 8, 2017