Date: 5th January 2013 at 12:19pm
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Joel Castro Pereira has his eyes on the #1 spotManchester United youngster and Portuguese u17 goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira is enjoying his time at Old Trafford, and has set himself the target of becoming Manchester United’s #1.

Aged just 16 and already 6ft 2, the Swiss born goalkeeper nicknamed ‘The Cat’ joined Manchester United this summer, and although having to share goalkeeping duties with Pierluigi Gollini and Jonny Sutherland, the stopper has shown talent in his appearances for the u18s.

With his eyes on the first team, the keeper spoke to maisfutebol about his goals at the club:

“My goal is clear, to be the future number one of Manchester United.

“I have to be ambitious.

‘When I walked into Old Trafford, I realised it’s where I realise I wanted to be.”

Whilst he is eyeing David De Gea’s place in the team, Pereira claims the Spanish keeper is a great player to have around on the training ground and looks after him:

“Besides being an excellent goalkeeper, is a great guy. I like him a lot, every day has a new joke to tell me.”