Andreas Pereira admits Manchester United frustration

Inside Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder wants to play more regularly.

As he left the Old Trafford pitch on Saturday night Andreas Pereira and manager Louis van Gaal spoke closely.

What was said will remain between them, but after the game the Brazilian midfielder was not afraid to admit he was frustrated at sitting on the bench, speaking to the club's official website.

Pereira is an outstanding prospect who at most Premier League clubs would be a regular, but has found it tough to break through.

He said: "Of course you want to play every game, I was on the bench but I came on and I wanted to help my team but hopefully next time. It is frustrating [not to start] but I must get used to being able to handle these sorts of things.

"You have to keep waiting for your opportunity and working hard. That’s what I’m doing. We were happy that we won, but now we’re focused on the next game on Tuesday."

The 20-year-old had hoped to get the nod to start against the Blades after scoring twice against Tottenham's under-21 side days earlier, including a goal straight from a corner, and a solo run from midfield.

Louis van Gaal preferred veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger instead, but his injury in Saturday's game could help clear the path, temporarily, for Pereira.

It is more likely he is on the bench again at Newcastle United on Tuesday night, but his talent is so bright that Van Gaal cannot afford to hold him back for too much longer.

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