Andreas Pereira celebrates after scoring against Southampton earlier in the month (Martin Rickett/PA)
The midfielder scored a wonder goal in this month’s 3-2 comeback win against Southampton and days later started the stunning 3-1 victory over Paris St Germain in the Champions League.
Pereira’s contract had been due to run out at the end of the 2018-19 season but Press Association Sport understands that United recently invoked the one-year extension clause built into the deal.
There has been widespread interest in the Brazilian but caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big fan of the midfielder, who he had no intention of allowing out on loan in January.
The extension allows United time to negotiate a new and improved deal with Pereira or sell for a fee this summer.
— Press Association
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