Manchester United should send Andreas Pereira out during the loan window

Manchester United's Brazilian under-20 international could do with some time playing regular first-team football this season.

The summer transfer window may have closed once more but later this week the emergency loan window opens for Football League clubs, meaning some Premier League sides are likely to send a player or two out for anything from 28 to 93 days.

When it comes to Manchester United, the player most regularly linked with a loan move is probably James Wilson – the young striker with the big reputation but with few chances to impress in recent times.

However, following United’s squad overhaul, they are light when it comes to strikers and Wilson is likely to have a significant role to play when you consider the four competitions his side must navigate in the months ahead.

Parting company with Wilson when Anthony Martial has only just arrived and Wayne Rooney is the only other recognised striker would make little sense, but the same cannot be said for Andreas Pereira.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder recently signed a new contract at Old Trafford and he is regarded as one of their most talented young players; but even with Adnan Januzaj heading out on loan, it is difficult to see Pereira breaking into the United first-team any time soon.

Having shone for the under-21s for quite some time now, and with his future secured, the most sensible thing would be to send him out on loan to the Championship and finally give him regular first-team football.

It is either that or give him a few Capital One Cup matches and Pereira deserves more now, such has been his development at the club.

A good loan spell would do him the world of good and he could then return to United ready to challenge the likes of Juan Mata and Ander Herrera for a starting place.

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