Manchester United have confirmed on their official website that young attacker Andreas Pereira will spend the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Spanish side Granada.

The 20-year-old is adjudged as one of the rising stars of the Old Trafford youth ranks and has made a handful of Premier League appearances in the last 12 months.

However, with Jose Mourinho bolstering his squad over the course of the summer, Pereira is on the fringes of selection and was set to miss out on regular action if he stayed in Manchester.

The Brazilian age-grade international has thrived in the United youth ranks and reserves, but the switch to Granada will offer him his first taste of regular senior football.

Pereira is versatile enough to play anywhere across the forward line or on the flanks and is being tipped as a future star for the Red Devils.

United manager Mourinho has admitted his admiration for the South American midfielder but stated that a move to La Liga made sense.

Granada are also believed to have tied up a loan deal for prodigious Barcelona starlet Sergi Samper.


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