Manchester United fans delighted with Andreas Pereira’s performance against Ipswich Town

by Sid Choudhary

Andreas Pereira scored his first Old Trafford goal as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Pereira replaced Memphis Depay from the team that beat Southampton last week and didn’t disappoint, scoring a delightful free-kick in the second half.

The Brazilian was the one to keep an eye on from the start, with his pace and trickery causing problems for Ipswich throughout. He was then given his chance to score his first competitive Man United goal and did so with some style, getting a free-kick up and down over the wall and into the back of the net.

United fans and pundits were pleased with the youngster’s display and it is fair to say they are looking forward to more of the same:

Despite Louis van Gaal electing not to use a whole host of youth players in the Capital One cup, like he did last year, Pereira was given his opportunity. After hitting the post when flagged offside just two minutes into the game, it was clear the 19-year-old was eager to impress.

The Belgian-born attacker seemed to be at the heart of everything creative United produced and fans were ecstatic to see him score his first goal at the Stretford End. Pereira’s wing play was a joy to watch as he constantly looked to take his man on and brought some much-needed attacking impetus to United’s performance.

The youngster will now hope that he has played himself into van Gaal’s thinking and he sees more playing time between now and the end of the season. With United into the next round of the League Cup, the games will be coming thick and fast and the manager now knows that Pereira is an option he can count on.

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