We can confirm that Joel Castro Pereira has returned to Manchester United following the conclusion of his loan spell at Rochdale Football Club.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper had penned a one month loan deal at the club, which has now come to an end.
Castro Pereira made one appearance for Dale during his time at Spotland, playing the full 90 minutes in the side’s Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Quarter Final tie against Morecambe.
Hill commented: “He has returned to Manchester and disappointingly so, may I add.
“He’s an excellent player, I love him to bits and he suits me as a Manager with the type of goalkeeper that he is - he’s very flamboyant, very risqué and very confident.
“He wanted me to give him assurances but I won’t give anybody an assurance of playing or guarantee that they’ll play. I want a competitive nature to training and I want everybody to feel as though they’ve got an opportunity to prove themselves worthy of playing within training.
“I understand his thoughts and if he changes his mind and wants to come back then he’d be embraced with open arms because I think he’s an excellent young kid who has got an unbelievable future in the game.
“I’m glad that he came to us and I’m glad that he played on Tuesday night because I thought the was excellent.”
The full interview is on Dale PlayerHD.
We'd like to thank Joel for his hard-work and commitment during his time at the club and wish him very best of luck for the future.