Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has signed a new contract with the club. The 19-year-old signed for the club in 2012 from Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax and was part of the team that won the Under-21 Premier League last season.
He confirmed the deal via his Twitter account, posting a picture sat alongside assistant manager Ryan Giggs with the message: "Happy to extend my contract with Manchester United. Let's work harder than ever." United are yet to confirm the deal themselves.
With so much uncertainty surrounding the futures of goalkeepers at Old Trafford, Pereira is one of the few to have been assured of his fate at the club. United manager Louis van Gaal dropped first choice goalkeeper David de Gea for the club's season opening victory over Tottenham Hotspur on 8 August, reiterating during his press conference on 13 August that the Spain international will not play again until the summer transfer window closes. De Gea remains heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Sergio Romero was given the nod in United's season opener, impressing on his debut as United secured a 1-0 victory. Sam Johnstone was on the bench in that game and having featured regularly for the club during pre-season, he could remain in Van Gaal's plans for the rest of the campaign. But the 22-year-old admits he is in the dark over his future, with Preston eager to take him on loan again should he not be needed in Manchester, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, De Gea watched on from the stands alongside United's other two goalkeeping options Victor Valdes as the Old Trafford side took on Spurs. Valdes's days at the club are numbered after a public falling out with Van Gaal in July, while Anders Lindegaard is yet to play a game under the Dutchman.