Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has confirmed he is still waiting for a new contract after holding positive talks with new manager Louis van Gaal.
The Brazil U20 international has entered the final 12 months of his current deal at Old Trafford, but the youngster has revealed that after extensive talks with the Red Devils boss he is confident that negotiations will progress before the end of the season.
Pereira made his senior debut during Manchester United's shock 4-0 defeat against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round, but despite the disastrous scoreline has impressed fans and coaches alike.
Van Gaal has made no secret of his desire to give youth a chance at Manchester United, and has already called upon a number of the club's academy players this season.
Because of that fact, Pereira has faith that he'll get opportunities to impress the Dutch boss, and says he'll continue to wait patiently for that chance.
"They haven't contacted me yet, but Van Gaal told me to stay calm," the 18-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports.
"He wants to give me a chance because I have plenty of talent. When he arrived at the club, I talked with him. He always does so.
“It's not true that [he doesn't like Brazilian players], he always treated me in a normal way."
Despite a number of big-money signings joining Manchester United during the summer, the talented teenager believes Van Gaal will stay true to his word, and that's why he retains a positive outlook regarding his future with the Premier League giants.