Manchester United have loaned goalkeeper Joel Pereira to Scottish Premiership side Hearts for the duration of the 2019-20 campaign.

The 23-year-old was part of United's squad for their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia, featuring as a half-time substitute in the wins against Perth Glory and Leeds United.

Pereira has made just three competitive appearances for United since emerging from their academy in 2015, however, and was behind David De Gea, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant in the goalkeeping pecking order.

He is embarking on his fifth spell away from Old Trafford, having previously spent time on loan with Rochdale, Belenenses, Vitoria Setubal and Kortrijk.


Celtic announced that interim manager Neil Lennon has been offered a permanent contract after completing the treble-treble on Saturday.

Victory over Hearts in the Scottish Cup final with a brace from Odsonne Edouard saw Celtic complete a domestic sweep for the third consecutive season for the first time in their history.

Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers - who departed for Leicester City - in February when the club had already won the Scottish League Cup, but he guided them to Scottish Premiership success before this weekend's triumph.

And with the 47-year-old only under contract until the end of the season, Celtic confirmed that they had offered Lennon the job on a full-time basis.

However, in a short statement on Twitter, the club did not reveal whether Lennon would take the opportunity.

"We are delighted to announce that Neil Lennon has been offered the job as permanent Celtic manager and the details will be confirmed in the coming days," they said.

This is Lennon's second stint as Celtic boss, with his first spell - from 2010 to 2014 - taking in the first three titles of their ongoing run of eight successive triumphs.

Rafael Benitez, David Moyes, Andre Villas-Boas and even Jose Mourinho have been linked to the post at Celtic Park.

Odsonne Edouard's second-half brace saw Celtic come from behind to clinch a third consecutive domestic treble with a 2-1 Scottish Cup final win over Hearts.

Having wrapped up the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish League Cup, Celtic's hopes of another clean sweep were in doubt as they trailed early in the second half to Ryan Edwards' strike.

But club-record signing Edouard stepped up with an equaliser from the penalty spot and a late second to clinch the treble-treble for the first time in Celtic's history.

"There were people saying we've had a poor season. We've done the treble," captain Scott Brown told BBC Sport. "It's the third one in a row and we'll look to push on again next season."

A largely uneventful first half suited Hearts and it was the underdogs who claimed the 52nd-minute breakthrough as Sean Clare teed up Edwards to slam into the net following a goalmouth scramble.

But Hearts' lead only lasted 10 minutes as goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal felled Edouard, who squeezed the resulting penalty into the bottom-left corner.

And Edouard was allowed through a second time late on to net the winner, keeping his cool and lifting a finish over Zlamal to cap another sensational season for the champions.

Police Scotland have charged a man in connection with an assault on Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal during the Edinburgh derby.

Neil Lennon is considering his future as Hibernian manager over what he described as "racism" after he appeared to be hit by a coin during the Edinburgh derby.

Police have charged a man following the assault of an assistant referee during the Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian.

Steven Gerrard will have to wait for his first silverware as Rangers manager after his side lost 1-0 to Aberdeen in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised the Scottish Professional Football League's (SPFL) decision to host the Scottish League Cup semi-final between Hearts and Celtic at Murrayfield, following an outcry over plans to hold it as part of a double-header at Hampden Park. 

Hearts manager Craig Levein says he is recovering well from a health scare but might not be ready to return to the dugout. 

Hearts have confirmed Craig Levein was taken to hospital on Monday, but he is recovering well.

Levein was in the dugout as Hearts maintained their fine start to the Scottish Premiership season with a 1-0 win at Kilmarnock on Saturday. 

Kyle Lafferty has returned to Ibrox after Rangers agreed a fee to sign him from Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts. 

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