Manchester United Goalkeeper Joel Pereira Joins Vitoria Setubal On Loan

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Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has joined Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal on loan.

Joel Pereira, 22, was part of Jose Mourinho’s squad for the tour of the United States but signed a season-long deal with the Portuguese club after arriving back in Manchester on Wednesday.

It will be his third loan spell since joining United in 2012, having also spent time at Rochdale and Belenenses.

Jose Mourinho is confident that Pereira can become first choice at Manchester United in future but said during the tour of the U.S. that he would need to get games under his belt to help his development.

“We did Lee Grant because we have a fantastic young goalkeeper who needs to play football,” he said in Los Angeles.

“I really believe Joel is a Manchester United goalkeeper, but he cannot be two years without football — he has to play.

“To protect that position we have Lee, we’ve known Lee for a long time, he has experience in the Championship, also with Stoke City in the Premier League, he’s more than ready to fulfil that position and allow the development of Joel.”

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