Memphis sends classy message to former Man Utd team-mate Pereira after his debut

The recent signing at Lyon has not forgotten his former colleagues, taking to Twitter to congratulate the goalkeeper after he came on against Wigan

Lyon winger Memphis Depay has sent a congratulatory message to former team-mate Joel Pereira after he made his debut for Manchester United.

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The Portuguese goalkeeper came on as a second-half substitute in Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Wigan Athletic, a game the hosts comfortably won 4-0.

And it marked Pereira’s first appearance for the first team, with the 20-year-old replacing Sergio Romero, himself standing in for David de Gea after the Spaniard was rested.

Memphis was sold to the Ligue 1 side earlier in the January transfer window, although is clearly still keeping up with how his former side are progressing without him.

And in a classy message to Pereira, the Dutchman passed on his congratulations to the youngster.

Congrats on your debut at @ManUtd bro Proud of you@ElgatoPereira1

— Memphis (@Memphis) January 30, 2017

He wrote: “Congrats on your debut at Man Utd bro. Proud of you.”

Pereira was recently recalled from a loan spell with Portuguese side Belenenses and is now considered third choice at Old Trafford, with Sam Johnstone having been allowed to join Aston Villa on a temporary deal.

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