One of Manchester United's most promising young players had a match to remember on Monday.
Andreas Pereira (@andrinhopereira) February 10, 2015
Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has taken to Twitter following the club’s latest under-21 match.
United’s youngsters defeated their Chelsea counterparts 2-1 on Monday evening, courtesy of goals from Pereira and Tom Thorpe.
Chelsea took the lead through recent first-team graduate Dominic Solanke but Pereira turned the match on its head, scoring from a free-kick before supplying the ball for defender Thorpe to net the winner.
It was a strong United line-up, with recent signing Victor Valdes in goal and Rafael, Tyler Blackett, Ashley Young and Nick Powell among those featuring.
But Brazil under-20 international Pereira stole the show, and he has since posted a picture of himself on social media along with the message, “Super happy with the performance and win against Chelsea for the under-21s.”
The 19-year-old’s United contract expires this summer and considering the lack of first-team chances coming his way, it would be no big surprise if he moved on.
But he has the talent to succeed at Old Trafford and manager Louis van Gaal may opt to give him a chance or two in what remains of this campaign.