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Manchester United's Pereira joins Lazio on season-long loan

Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 16 First Leg - LASK Linz v Manchester United - Linzer Stadion, Linz, Austria - March 12, 2020 Manchester United's Andreas Pereira celebrates scoring their fifth goal REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Files

(Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira will join Serie A club Lazio on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Pereira joins the Italian side in search of regular first-team football after he fell down the pecking order at United following the arrivals of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January and Dutchman Donny van de Beek.

The Rome club said the 24-year-old, who scored four goals in 75 games for United, will undergo a medical on Friday before being unveiled as a Lazio player.

Lazio are 10th in the Serie A standings.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai, editing by Ed Osmond

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