Man Utd seal loan for keeper who may be ‘better than De Gea’

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Date published: Tuesday 13th August 2019 1:35

Manchester United have loaned Joel Pereira out to Scottish Premiership club Hearts.

Pereira was one of four goalkeepers at Old Trafford heading into the new season, behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero in the pecking order.

With Lee Grant also providing cover, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has allowed Pereira to leave in search of regular first-team football to aid his development.

United think so highly of the Portuguese that they feel he can one day replace De Gea.

Jose Mourinho once joked that Pereira was his “number two”, with the 23-year-old considered a huge talent.

Hearts announced his arrival on Tuesday and he is expected to compete with Zdenek Zlamal and Colin Doyle.

It is the Portugal youth international’s fifth separate loan spell away from the club.

Source: football365.com