Andreas Pereira didn't exactly leave Manchester United on amicable terms, that's for sure.
There's been no shortage of excitement around the Brazilian during his time at Old Trafford and the midfielder was one of Louis van Gaal's go-to young players throughout his Manchester tenure.
Under Jose Mourinho, though, it's been a much tougher journey for the 21-year-old who hasn't made a single first-team appearance in the famous red jersey under the Special One's command.
As a result, you would think a loan departure to Valencia would be the perfect solution to the matter.
Pereira would not only be handed greater game time but would accumulate experience at a top club, while Mourinho could establish his opinion on the midfielder from a distance.
It's fair to say that wasn't the case. Mourinho bemoaned last month: "Andreas Pereira was a personal decision that I don’t agree with.
"A decision I don’t think honestly is the best decision for him, a decision that disappoints me a little bit, because I think he has the potential to be here fighting for a position, for opportunities, and fighting to be a Manchester United player.
"It is not a drama but is a decision that disappoints me a little bit."
Ouch. You'd hope at this point that Pereira would be delivering the performances in Spain to not only crank his career into motion but to return to Mourinho's good books.
So far, his time with Valencia has been somewhat nondescript. The Brazilian has been handed six appearances so far - three of which came from the bench - and has contributed an assist.
His performance against Real Betis might just have proven his best yet, however.
Valencia romped their way to a 6-3 victory at the Estadio Benito Villamarín and introduced Pereira to deliver a killer blow in the final 15 minutes.
The Brazil Under-23 international collected the ball from the edge of the area, after the mother of all solo assists, and found the top corner after sending a Betis defender to the shops. Check it out below:
It didn't take long for United fans to pick up on the moment of magic, either.
While some supporters were quick to shrug it off as one flash flash of talent, there were no shortage of Twitter users seeing this as evidence that Pereira should be recalled. Jesse Lingard even got roped into the whole debate.
Check out the pick of the tweets below:
Pereira might need a few more moments like that to win over Mourinho, however, but there's no debating that the talent and potential is there. Watch this space.
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