When Vitória de Setúbal announced the return of loanee Joel Pereira to Manchester United on Wednesday, they didn’t really make the reason clear.

Now newspapers Record and O Jogo both have stories today about the spell being cut short, and both say it was Manchester United who requested the player’s return.

O Jogo writes that it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who wanted to have Pereira back, as he has ‘other plans’ for the goalkeeper.

Record writes that the player could never ‘really impose himself’ at the club, and points out that he’s had ten appearances, just like in his spell at Belenenses last season, which was also cut short.

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Pereira even conquered a starting spot in the team in his first few months, but had been used in only one of Vitória’s last six league games.

With new rumours linking Pereira to a loan deal with Championship clubs, maybe Solskjaer’s ‘plans’ were to keep the goalkeeper in England.