Manchester United star Andreas Pereira has opened up on his time with Valencia believing he’s become a completely different person due to his experience.
The midfielder spent last season on loan with the Spanish club and impressed despite suffering an injury that kept him out for awhile.
Many fans had initially hoped Pereira would remain at United for the last campaign after he impressed while on tour in the United States of America.
However, it wasn’t meant to be but the Brazilian appears to be set to stay put this year after once again impressing in the club’s pre-season.
Supporters are unanimous in their desire to see more of him and the hope is he can continue to push for a spot in the starting XI.
According to Manchester Evening News, Andreas said: “I learned a lot of things being on my own, I lived on my own there, and it’s different than living over here.
“I’m more professional now, I know what my body needs every day, I’m more mature now than I was two years ago.
“They’ve been really good for me, I think I’ve totally changed as a player and a human being after these two years.”
Pereira has had to adapt as a defensive midfielder due to Nemanja Matic’s absence through injury and it’s fair to say he’s done well so far.
The youngster is more of an attacking midfielder who’s also capable of playing on the flanks but Jose Mourinho has needed him to fill in where the Red Devils desperately needed him.
Andreas’ playmaking skills are not in doubt but it could be argued the defensive side of his game needs a little more work.
Of course it will take time for him to fully adjust to his new role but the early signs are certainly positive.