Manchester United have an option in their loan agreement with Valencia to recall Andreas Pereira in January, according to the Spanish side’s director Mateu Alemany.
With a lack of first-team football on offer at Old Trafford, Pereira chose to join the La Liga side on a season-long loan deal.
The Brazilian has made four appearances for Valencia so far this season – two of which were starts – while he has contributed one assist for his team-mates.
And Alemany confirmed that the Red Devils did have the right to recall the midfielder in January, he said: “I would not have made comments, but as the other club has done, I say that it is true that there is the option to recall him in conditions that I will keep confidential, but there is a compensation for Valencia.”
Pereira told Spanish newspaper Marca over the last few weeks that he was unaware of any recall clause in the deal.
“I’m focused on Valencia, I want to be here and help Valencia all year, but I don’t know what Manchester United wants in the future,” Pereira said.
“I want to help and do the best all year in Valencia.
“I don’t know, that’s (the clause) something between the clubs, I was told I was going to play here for a year and I don’t know about that clause.”