Check out these new clippings of @andreaspereira featured in @manchestereveningnews 😊 They profiled the second portion of his interview with @espn. Here are a few excerpts from that: “Pereira told ESPN.
“You see now it’s one year after he took over officially and you can see already the progress we have made as a team.
“We’ve had a lot of injured players, but we still coped.
“We are still playing for two trophies and we can reach the top four. Everybody said in the beginning of the season that was impossible for us.
“For Man United, we know we have to challenge for all the trophies, but we are rebuilding and we will get there.
“We’re strong now and I’m sure next season, when we start, we will be much stronger again.”
Pereira has been an integral part of the first-team this season, with only Harry Maguire and Fred having featured more times this campaign, and the Brazilian midfielder is hoping to prove his worth as an attacking midfielder in years to come.
He added: “The start of the season was good for me – I started a lot of games. In December and January, I felt a bit tired because I’d played a lot of games in a row. I had to cope with that. It was the first season, really, that I did that at United. “I’ve played a lot of different positions, and when I’ve played in my favourite position as an attacking midfielder, I played well, I was important and created a lot of occasions. That’s my goal: to play in my position more often and show the manager I can be important there.”
Pereira also says it is now time for him to ‘kick on and play better’ for United after a mixed start to his life as a senior player. The 24-year-old is eager to push on with his development at Old Trafford and admits he is yet to fulfil his true potential playing at the club.
“I don’t think I’ve shown my full potential yet,” Pereira said.
“When I’m playing more freely, I can show my real quality. This season, I really feel that the manager and the players can trust me to do my best for the team. I’m there. I will never hide. I will always show my face for the manager and for the club.” 📷: MEN - 12 minutes ago