The Brazilian has scored 3 goals for Manchester United during pre-season.
Manchester United's US pre-season tour has been disappointing for fans in a number of ways, but the performance of midfielder Andreas Pereira has been one of few positives.
Jose Mourinho's side have won just once - a 9-8 penalty shootout victory over AC Milan - in four games this summer. They drew with Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes early in the tour, and lost 4-1 to Liverpool on Saturday night.
Having gone in level at half-time on Saturday, after Pereira's excellent free-kick cancelled out Sadio Mane's penalty, Liverpool were much the better team after the break, with Xherdan Shaqiri's bicycle kick capping off a deserved win for Liverpool.
Other than Alexis Sanchez, who has seemed as though he has a point to prove in pre-season, Pereira was the best player on the pitch for Manchester United, once again impressing with and without the ball.
In possession the young Brazilian looks stylish and comfortable, moving the ball quickly and helping Manchester United to build attacking momentum, while defensively he carries a tenacity that should endear him to his manager.
The 22-year-old is a graduate of the Manchester United academy, having arrived at Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven in 2012, but has made just 13 first-team appearances for the club.
Pereira has consistently looked Manchester United's best midfielder during the US tour, in addition to grabbing 3 goals, and following the Liverpool match, some fans are calling for the midfielder to get his chance under Mourinho this year.
Andreas Pereira deserves more minutes next season the Lad is so good ❤️❤️— JINHOLA JUNIOR (@jinhola77) July 29, 2018
Andreas Pereira is the only good thing to come out of this pre season. Won 1 game, scored 3 goals and been pumped by the Scousers. I’m worried.— Scott Mills (@Mills6_) July 29, 2018
Andreas Pereira has been so impressive this preseason and i just hope he gets the first team call up for the new season— Nhana_Dhopnezz (@NhAnA_DhOpEsT) July 29, 2018
One positive United can take from last night is Andreas Pereira. Yes he scored a fantastic goal but his all-round game has matured and developed since the last time we saw him in red - could be a terrific asset for the upcoming season.— Josh Slinger (@JoshSlinger) July 29, 2018
If Scott McTominay gets more game time than Andreas Pereira next season, then José Mourinho has completely lost it. The guy is class.— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) July 28, 2018
Rather than dwell on the negativity, I’m going to focus on the positives. Andreas Pereira has shown what a fantastic talent he is during pre season. Man deserves his chance at United next season. pic.twitter.com/7Kz6wJryxs— Fred The Red (@redfreddevil) July 29, 2018
Not a great tour so far but Andreas Pereira has shown why he must stay at Manchester United this season. #MUFC— Damien McEvoy (@McEvoyDamien) July 29, 2018
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