Andreas Pereira has new role at Manchester United
It has been a mixed season for Andreas Pereira following his genuine breakthrough into the Manchester United first-team squad.
Having made 23 appearances last season the midfielder was tipped by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to help fill the void left by Ander Herrera last summer, but nobody quite expected him to have the role which he has.
With United failing to add any reinforcement to their midfield a year ago, Pereira was issued an more prominent role at Old Trafford, which has seen him feature 40 times across all competitions. In fact, prior to lockdown only Harry Maguire and Fred had played more minutes than Pereira this season, though the midfielder soon paid the price for the club’s over-reliance on him.
Injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay furthered the burden on Pereira and quickly he became one of few midfield options to Solskjaer, a role which he simply wasn’t ready for.