• Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira has opened up about his current situation
  • Pereira revealed he and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already had a conversation about his future
  • Solskjaer earlier said a loan spell would be good for the midfielder

A Manchester United loanee is holding on to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s promise regarding his situation.

With a stacked attacking roster, the Red Devils were prompted to loan out a few midfielders this season. While Jesse Lingard has found a new lease on life at West Ham United, Andreas Pereira has become a key figure at Serie A side Lazio. However, the latter’s loaning club has yet to confirm its interest in making him a permanent player.

Speaking to TNT Sports, Pereira hinted that he is open to staying at the Rome outfit. However, should Lazio decide not to keep him, he will go on to revisit his last conversation with Manchester United boss Solskjaer, who had earlier confirmed they will have a talk about his future.

“Lazio have the option to buy me back from Manchester United, so it all depends on the Biancocelesti,” the midfielder said. “I know my skills have been appreciated this season and they have until the end of the season to make a decision.”

“Rome is a wonderful city and I wouldn’t mind staying there,” he added. “If they don’t keep me, I’ll have to talk to Manchester United to see what’s best for the club and for me. I’ve spoken to [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer to find out my future and he said we need to talk.”

If reports are accurate, Lazio would have to pay Manchester United an estimated €25 million ($30.4 million) to keep Pereira.

To date, Pereira has already been featured in 23 Serie A matches for Lazio, registering one goal and two assists in the process.

Andreas Pereira
Andreas Pereira scored his first Manchester United goal against Ipswich in the last round of the Capital One Cup. Getty Images

At Manchester United, the Belgium-born player fell out of Solskjaer’s pecking order following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and the club’s signing last summer, Donny van de Beek.

The Norwegian manager has yet to comment on Pereira’s current situation, but it can be recalled that he had earlier stated a loan spell would be best for the 25-year-old.

“Yes, definitely,” Solskjaer told Manchester United’s official website when asked if loaning out Pereira was a good move. “They’re a big club, Lazio. Andreas needs to play regularly.”

He started last season really well and played loads of games,” the manager added. “You could see the confidence growing and see him developing but, after we signed Bruno [Fernandes], that position that Andy played in was taken because Bruno came in and had such an impact. We decided this is what was best for Andreas.