Manchester United fans encouraged by solid Andreas Pereira performance vs Club America

Manchester United fans encouraged by solid Andreas Pereira performance vs Club America

Manchester United fans were certainly encouraged by Andreas Pereira‘s performance vs Club America in the club’s first pre-season friendly of the summer.

The midfielder is part of the squad Jose Mourinho took with him to the United States of America and will have plenty to prove to avoid being loaned out once again.

Pereira’s quality is obvious but his issue lies in his unwillingness to fight for his spot in the starting XI, almost believing he should be guaranteed minutes.

Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Fred are expected to be the first choice midfield Mourinho will go with but the youngster performed admirably against his opponents.

Disappointingly though, Andreas was used as a defensive midfielder, playing behind Ander Herrera and Scott McTominay in a midfield three.

There’s no doubt Pereira performed well but there were certainly eyebrows raised as to why he wasn’t played further forward since his teammates are incapable of passing.

Out of that midfield three, the Belgian is the outstanding passer but still carried out his role admirably, proving he’s capable of some versatility.

It’ll be interesting to see where Andreas will be used in the upcoming season once everyone returns and Jose must make use of him this time around.

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