Andreas Pereira: I want to stay at Valencia, I feel good

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira has insisted that he wishes to remain at Valencia where he is currently carrying out a loan spell.

Reports had initially claimed that the Belgian born midfielder forced a move to Spain when he realised he wouldn’t get any match time with the current squad as is.

Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay all represent United’s midfield options and so perhaps there was some claim to Pereira’s worries.

Manager Jose Mourinho was also rumoured to be upset with him for asking to leave, believing he could afford to give him the minutes he seeks despite a packed midfield department.

The academy product though left against his manager’s will and with talk of the Red Devils recalling him early from his loan, has reinforced his desire to remain where he is.

According to ESPN, Andreas said to Superdeporte: “I’m here and I want to stay. I feel good. I’m playing better and I want to win the cup with Valencia.

“I felt very good. Each game I feel better, I’m improving. I’m happy to help the team and give my best.

“This result gives us a lot of confidence and we need to work, be humble in order to continue to grow starting from keeping a clean sheet. We are all very excited about reaching the quarterfinals and we will try to reach the final.”

Whilst Andreas Pereira‘s concerns can be understood, he perhaps should’ve considered listening to his manager given how things have panned out this season.

Fellaini, Pogba and Carrick have all suffered injuries or suspensions at various times of the season and he could’ve easily replaced them in the starting XI.

Herrera has failed to hit the heights of last season’s performances and so Pereira could’ve capitalised on his teammate’s poor form.

It could also be argued that the versatile midfielder is the only other midfielder on the list who’s closes to the type of player Paul is and so could’ve added greater attacking depth to Manchester United’s engine room.

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