Manchester United prospect Andreas Pereira continues to show Louis van Gaal that he must not be ignored.
The Brazil under-20 international produced a superb display for United's under-21 side last night as they beat Southampton 4-0.
Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane both scored two goals each on an impressive night for United's young team, but Pereira was the best player on the pitch.
Pereira has been playing well for the under-21 side all season, and for most teams his performances would have earned him a regular place with the first team.
Instead he has had to make do with a few minutes every so often, with Louis van Gaal preferring his many alternatives in central midfield.
Fortunately Pereira signed a new contract last year so United are not risking a Paul Pogba situation where he could walk away on a free transfer, but they are missing out on a real chance to get him involved.
United are crying out for a creative player, and Pereira is exactly that, one who is capable of making an impact on games.
They need to give him a run of three or four starts, rather than 20 minutes and judging him on that alone.
Here is a look at how United fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...
Mark this tweet, andreas pereira will be better than ozil one day #mufc— The emperor (@GovernorKish) January 18, 2016
Andreas Pereira is a special player. He deserves to be starting for #mufc IMO. Mata has been poor lately, and he's better than lingard.— Joe (@ProwessOfPirlo) January 18, 2016
Pereira is way too good for the u21's. He's just got it! #mufc— Carly Priestley (@CarlyPriestley) January 18, 2016
If only Pereira could transform his U-21 form into the first team. Has looked nervous when getting his chance. Stellar tonight though #MUFC— Cenzo Mac (@RedDevilsOwn33) January 18, 2016
Pereira is bossing the game, and showing that he should be getting more of a look-in for the first team #mufc— Reginaldo Rosario (@Regi1700) January 18, 2016