Andreas Pereira: I think I can play every week for Manchester United

Andreas Pereira: I think I can play every week for Manchester United

Manchester United star Andreas Pereira has revealed his true feelings towards Jose Mourinho and believes he’s ready to play week in and week out for the club.

Much has been made of the Belgian’s future at Old Trafford as there appears to be no real room for him in the starting XI despite his obvious quality.

Pereira has had an outstanding pre-season so far and is clearly good enough to be in the first team but there are rumours he doesn’t get along with Mourinho.

The midfielder opted against staying at United last season and fighting for his place which was said to have upset the Portuguese boss.

Scott McTominay took advantage of the situation however and kickstarted his career by filling in for the first team whenever needed.

According to the National, Andreas said: “Jose Mourinho was always in touch and sending me messages. It was nice that he kept in touch with me and showed that he had faith in me.

“I want to repay that faith. I think I can make the step now to play every week at Manchester United.”

It’s clear to see there’s no ill will between the two and hopefully it means the youngster will be a part of the squad this campaign.

Although it’s only pre-season it’s been evident that Pereira and not McTominay should be the one playing backup to the first choice midfield three of Fred, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

The Scotsman hasn’t played well and could do with some minutes away on loan for the upcoming season while Andreas, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini fight for a spot in the starting XI.

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