United might just have another Januzaj on their hands

Another starlet in demand by Belgium and other national teams is causing waves at Old Trafford.

Andreas Pereira is the new name on everyone's lips at Manchester United, in much the same way fellow Belgian Adnan Januzaj was last year. 

And like Januzaj, Belgium isn't the only country chasing his allegiance, with World Cup hosts Brazil lying closest to his heart according to the player, despite the youngster having turned out for the Belgium youth teams.

At these youth levels, and operating in the traditional number 10 role, Pereira has an outstanding goalscoring record, something that convinced the Reds to move for the player in 2012.

While his international prospects are uncertain, his club future looks very much assured at United, and the former PSV trainee played a significant part in the recent FA Youth Cup win over Burnley, scoring a fantastic long-range strike that first-team number 10 Wayne Rooney would be proud of.

The Belgian Brazilian side stepped a couple of Burnley players some 30 yards out, making the space to unleash a long-range strike that flew into the top corner and set United on their way to a 2-0 win at Turf Moor.

With David Moyes' tendency to give Januzaj plenty of chances this year, it may not be so soon until we see Pereira turn out for the first-team himself.



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