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Andreas Pereira – A star ready to shine

Footage of Louis Van Gaal leaving Carrington for the final time brought a smile back to the vast majority of the united faithful in the knowing that the Dutchman’s reign at Old Trafford was well and truly over, but few would have had a smile on their face as wide as Andreas Pereira.

Under Van Gaal Pereira failed to be given a proper run in the first team, with the youngster more often than not finding himself involved with the Under 21’s.

His lack of first team football led to speculation that the 20 year old was seeking a move away from the Theatre of Dreams and in many respects you could understand why. However, with the arrival of Jose Mourinho, this could be exactly what Pereira needs.

Let’s be honest here. With Pereira we aren’t just talking about a player who can go on to become a good all round footballer, we are talking about a player who could potentially go on and become a Ballon D’or Winner. The hype and anticipation surrounding the star is much similar to the days of a certain Paul Pogba and we all know how that panned out.

Mourinho is no fool and will be fully aware of Pereira’s potential.  The fact he is only 20 years old and has little first team experience matters little, he will no doubt be given a proper chance in the first team to impress his new boss. If your good enough you’re old enough, just look at Rashford.

Do you think Pereira will be given more game time under Jose Mourinho? Let us know in the comments below.

Andreas Pereira waiting for Louis Van Gaal to fulfil his word over first team opportunities

Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira has revealed that Head Coach Louis Van Gaal broke a promise to him about first team football and prevented a potential loan move away for him from the club.

The highly rated 20 year old is still seen as a future star at Old Trafford, but has seen his route into the first team blocked by the Dutchman.

Despite the broken promise and lack of first team chances, Pereira is remaining calm about his chances of progressing at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Goal he said “I wanted to be loaned out in January in order to play more football and to keep developing myself, but Van Gaal told me that he did not want me to be loaned out. He told me to stay in Manchester because he would use me and that I would play.”

“I told him that was fine and that if I could stay and play then I would. He did not let me leave. I took the decision and now I am training, doing my job and waiting for him to fulfil his word.”

“Of course I expected to play more, I think that I deserved the chance. I did well in the games that I had the opportunity to play, but football can be like that. My manager has not given me this opportunity yet and I will keep working hard, waiting for the chances.”