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Andreas Pereira focused on breaking into Man United starting XI

by Sam Peoples

Andreas Pereira‘s main focus for his future is to break into Manchester United’s first-team.

The 19-year-old has been at loggerheads with Man United this year because his current contract expires and the club hasn’t come to an agreement with the young Belgian midfielder yet.

Pereira has already rejected an initial offer and his agent has exerted pressure onto United with comments on the press but it hasn’t led to a deal being agreed.

With United’s first-team players away on international duty this week, Pereira played with the U19s in a Nike Academy tournament where they managed to beat AS Monaco 3-0 but unfortunately lost in the final on penalties to Hertha Berlin.

As Louis van Gaal has shown on multiple occasions this season, the opportunities are there for youngsters to break into the first-team. Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett are two examples of young players who took advantage of their chance and earned themselves new contracts.

Pereira has made great progress this year and only recently made his senior Premier League debut so he is certainly moving in the right direction and should take satisfaction in that.

United want to keep Pereira but he may want too much too soon in terms of minutes on the pitch, something he won’t get unless he earns his chance.

It all depends on whether United can offer Pereira the contract he wants. If they can, then maybe we will see him playing regular first-team football sooner in the not so distant future.

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