Andreas Pereira discusses his relationship with Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Andreas Pereira has been discussing his relationship with Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United, noting that the Belgian was a “funny guy”.

The Brazilian has enjoyed a promising pre-sesaon tour following a successful loan spell at Granada that saw him make 37 appearances.

Lukaku, who arrived for £75m last month, hasn’t taken much time to settle in to the mould at Man United either, claiming three goals already in a red shirt.

And Pereira, when asked about his teammate, noted that they have become good friends since the 24-year-old arrived at the club.

“I’m already friends with [Romelu] Lukaku,” he said.

“We both grew up in Belgium. He’s a funny guy, we get on well.”

There is a clear sense of harmony developing in this United side that simply wasn’t present during the days of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

Indeed, many senior players have commented that the changing room atmosphere is at its best since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. The injection of big characters like Paul Pogba, Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, along with the presence of Mourinho, a master at generating an ‘us against them’ mentality at any club, has started to provide this side with an identity that so miserably eluded them under his predecessor.

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