Andreas Pereira is willing to cut short his season-long loan spell to Spanish side Granada and rejoin the Manchester United first-team squad for the rest of the campaign. The Brazilian midfielder left the club in August and has been a regular member of the La Liga side's starting XI – nine starts thus far - since his move.

According to the Mirror, Pereira is willing to return midway through his loan spell if he is promised a regular first-team role at Old Trafford in the second-half of the season. Jose Mourinho has failed to find his perfect midfield combination thus far this season and it is believed that he could refresh his options in the New Year.

Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Morgan Schneiderlin have been used at different times in midfield during the course of the season with Paul Pogba being the only certainty to start every game thus far. Pereira made 11 appearances for United last season and has made it clear that he sees his future with the Red Devils.

The Brazil U23 international can provide Mourinho with an added attacking option from midfield and revealed that the Portuguese manager is in touch with him keeping track of his progress.

"My plan is to get more experience here, to get into that rhythm of playing every week at a high level, then go back stronger to United, with a better football knowledge. With each game I feel that I'm getting better and better. I think I have a good future at United and the people at the club give me confidence that that is the case too," Pereira told the Manchester Evening News.

"He [Mourinho] sent me a message a couple of weeks ago asking how everything was going. You appreciate that when you're away on loan," the Brazilian midfielder added.