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Andreas Pereira: Keep, Loan or Sell?

Andreas Pereira was once considered one of the brightest youth prospects at Manchester United. 

He joined the Red Devils from PSV Eindhoven in 2012 and went on to play for United’s U18s and U23s.

He made his first team bow in the League Cup against MK Dons in August 2014. 

The same season he made his Premier League debut in the home victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

His first senior goal was a memorable one when he magnificently converted a free-kick against Ipswich Town.

In a bid to get more game time, he was sent on a season-long loan to the Spanish club Granada for the 2016/17 campaign. 

This was followed by another loan move to Valencia where he put in some impressive performances.

He spent two seasons at Old Trafford but was unable to match the form and creative vision he displayed in La Liga.

Overall, he has made 45 league appearances for the Red Devils, scoring two goals and assisting four times.

Given that he tends to play a more attacking role in the team, this contribution isn’t overly impressive.

He spent the previous season at Lazio where he featured 33 times but 28 of these appearances came as a brief sub.

During his time in Italy, he scored a solitary goal and provided a paltry three assists.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a rich pool of players capable of playing in the number 10 position. 

If Pereira remains at the Theatre of Dreams, his playing time will be very limited.

He has the ability to score world-class goals, but his inconsistency limits the impact he makes.

It would be better for both parties if the Brazilian international heads elsewhere this summer.

Verdict: Sell.

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  1. stan heard

    6 June 2021 at 15:38


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