Jose Mourinho confirms Joel Pereira will leave on loan

  • 13 August 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that goalkeeper Joel Pereira will be sent out on loan for the 2018/19 campaign. The Portuguese footballer has barely featured for the Red Devils being their third-choice goalkeeper and Mourinho has now indicated that the shot-stopper would be loaned out with Lee Grant coming in to take up his position.

Speaking in a press conference in Los Angeles, he said: “We did Lee Grant because we have a fantastic young goalkeeper (Joel Pereira) who needs to play football. Joel is a Manchester United goalkeeper but, two years without football, he has to play. And to protect that position we got Lee with experience in Championship and Stoke City in the Premier League, so he is ready to fulfil that position. Joel is here with us. It’s good for him to play but then he will go on loan.”