Andreas Pereira
Andreas Pereira has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new three-year deal Getty

Manchester Untied midfielder Andreas Pereira has signed a new deal with the club that will see him remain at Old Trafford until the summer of 2018.

"Andreas Pereira has signed a new contract at Manchester United which keeps him at the club until at least June 2018, with an option to extend for a further year," a statement on United's official site read.

The young midfielder, who is a Brazil U20 international, joined the Red Devils' academy in 2011 and has progressed through the youth ranks and at the start of this season was included in the first-team by manager Louis van Gaal.

The Brazilian midfielder made his debut for United in their 4-0 loss against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup and then later made his debut in the Premier League as a substitute in their 3-0 against Tottenham in March.

Pereira was entering the final month of his contract with the club and was linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with Paris Saint-Germain leading the way for his signature.

But Van Gaal is delighted that the midfielder has committed his future to the club and believes Pereira has all the attributes to become a key member of the first team.

"I am delighted that Andreas has signed a new contract. Andreas has all the attributes to become an integral part of the first team; great natural talent coupled with a good appetite to learn," the Dutch manager told United's official site.

"I am pleased with his progression so far this season and look forward to working with him to develop his talent even further," the Red Devils boss added.

The player has himself expressed delight at being handed a new contract, and insists that Old Trafford is the best for him to continue his development.

"I am pleased to have signed my new contract. I would like to thank the manager for giving me the opportunity to join the first-team squad. I made my Premier League debut against Tottenham Hotspur and to play at Old Trafford in front of so many fans was a dream come true," Pereira said.

"I am at the right club to continue my development as a player and to learn as much as I can. I want to thank my family and God for the opportunity he has given me," the Brazilian midfielder added.