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Man Utd loanee Pereira: Mitchell convinced me about Hearts

Joel Pereira has revealed Hearts was given the seal of approval by Manchester United teammate Demetri Mitchell.

The Portuguese goalkeeper has joined Hearts on a season-long loan deal.

Mitchell joined the Jambos for loan stints twice over the past two seasons and encouraged Pereira to make the move to Edinburgh.

"I had a friend that was here before, Demi, and I spoke with him about the club, about the league and he told me a lot of positive things," he told Hearts TV.

"My Premier League debut alongside Demi was amazing. It was a special moment for me and the whole club, because I wasn't the only young player who played this game.

"A lot of players from the academy were involved so it was an amazing day for everyone. It was a dream come true to play in the Premier League for the biggest club in the world."

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