Joel, not related to Andreas, was introduced for the last ten minutes in place of Sergio Romero against Warren Joyce’s side.
Andreas, on the other hand, made his debut back in August 2014, and currently plays for Grenada on loan after failing to breach the senior side over the summer.
And Andreas, speaking to Sport Witness, enthused over the prospect of playing alongside his old friend.
“Joel is a true brother for me. We helped each other at United and we created a very strong friendship,” he said.
“It’s a great joy to see him debut for the first team and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back to play alongside him for Manchester United. I was very happy and I hope someday I can celebrate wins by his side.”
The image of Joel and Andreas featuring for the first team feels like something of a distant prospect, but their recent endeavours serves as an important reminder to supporters of the raw talent swarming at their club.
Not many Premier League sides could adequately prognosticate over a future first team full of youngsters, but United certainly can: Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Guillermo Varela, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and, of course, the two Pereiras could all realistically feature for the first team in five year’s time. A tantalising prospect to say the least.