Man Utd keeper loaned out

first_imgManchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has joined Belgian club KV Kortrijk on loan until the end of the season.The 22-year-old made nine league appearances during a loan spell at Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal during the fist half of the season, and would have been United’s fourth-choice keeper behind David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant had he stayed at Old Trafford. Pereira, who was born in Switzerland but has played for Portugal at Under-21 level, has previously had temporary spells at Rochdale and Belenenses of the Portuguese top flight as well after graduating from the Reds’ youth team.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He was much admired by former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho, who had commented Pereira could become “the Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation”. The stopper joins midfielder Matty Willock in making a loan move away from Old Trafford on deadline day.Willock joined Crawley Town for the remainder of the season earlier today, having also spent the first half of the campaign away from the club. During a temporary stint with St Mirren the 22-year-old made 13 appearances north of the border, but now links up with Crawley who sit 16th in League 2.However, Timothy Fosu-Mensah has apparently turned down a number of loan offers after only playing 34 minutes of football since Claudio Ranieri replaced Slavisi Jokanovic at Fulham.Huddersfield Town are reported to be one of the clubs who contacted Fosu-Mensah over a potential switch, but the defender is now expected to stay at Craven Cottage.Marouane Fellaini also is expected to secure a move out of Manchester though, having been spotted at an airport in Brussels.United have agreed a £10 million deal with Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng, and the Belgium international is set to sign a three-year deal after falling out of favour under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But the Reds did tie down Anthony Martial to a five-year contract on Wednesday after the Frenchman has put in a number of impressive performances in recent weeks. Spain goalkeeper De Gea is apparently also close to committing his future to United and could sign a long-term deal soon.last_img read more

Security Council welcomes release of Algerian diplomats in Northern Mali

The 15-member body also condemned the assassination of another Algerian diplomat and expressed deep regret about the death while in captivity of the Algerian Consul. They expressed their deep condolences to the family of the two victims and stressed that those responsible must be held accountable. The Government of Mali must swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. The Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, and that all acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable. At the same time, States have a responsibility to ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with international law, in particular international human rights and humanitarian law.Countries should prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments or from political concessions and to secure the safe release of hostages. Council members also reiterated their full support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the French forces who support it and called on all parties to cooperate fully with the Mission. read more