VIDEO: 'Next Januzaj' scores United screamer to set up Under-21 final

Januzaj And United Celebrate

Andreas Pereira's goal against Liverpool in the Premier League Under-21 knockout round set up a mouthwatering final with Chelsea next week.

It's good for United fans to know that however the first team are doing, the conveyer belt of talent running from Carrington seldom shows signs of slowing down.

Last night, the Under-21 side beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield to set up a Premier League final with Chelsea, who beat Manchester City on penalties earlier in the week.

And what a strike it was from Andreas Pereira, the side's Belgian youth international playmaker, cutting in from the left and curling the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Ryan Fulton from fully 35 yards.

United are the current champions in the Under-21 format of the Premier league, having beaten Spurs 3-2 in last year's final.

It's not the first wonder goal Pereira has scored this season either, he netted a similar strike against Burnley in the FA Youth Cup in December that saw him labelled the "next Januzaj" by the Daily Mail.

Like Adnan Januzaj, big things are expected of the youngster, with both Brazil and Belgium chasing his international allegiance. Capable of playing in a variety of attacking positions, the 18-year-old has two goals to his name in the Under-21 league this year, and it looks like he could be the next skilful youth to make a break for the first team squad.

It's no surprise that Pereira has already mentioned Januzaj as a player he seeks to emulate, telling the Manchester United website: "It's a motivation to see him doing well and doing everything right because you know what you have to do. Adnan took his chance and did extremely well and now he's regularly with the first team."

With a strike like this, maybe Ryan Giggs will give him a run out in the first team's final game at Southampton.

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