Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira receives significant boost

Andreas Pereira

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has returned to first-team action with Valencia after a two-month lay-off with a thigh problem.

The Brazilian joined Los Che from United prior to the Spanish transfer deadline in September, and he managed to make 10 league starts under the tutelage of Marcelino.

However, he could not continue his good run following February after he was on the wrong end of a whole-hearted challenge from Barcelona’s Sergio Roberto in a Copa del Rey semi-final clash.

Pereira returned after a nine-game absence with a 10-minute cameo against Leganes last weekend, and he will now be hoping to end the campaign on a high before heading back to Old Trafford.

The Brazilian footballer will be expected to feature in pre-season with United once more, but his future could be under question, considering he has been used as a winger during his time at the Mestalla.

Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are all ahead of him for a role in the wider positions, and Pereira’s future may depend on how he performs in the centra midfield position during pre-season.

Jose Mourinho had hoped to block Pereira’s exit last summer, but the player’s decision has gone on to benefit Scott McTominay, who has made himself a first-team regular with 20 appearances in all competitions.

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