[Picture] Forget The Summer Signings – United Have A New Midfield Star

It’s been a hugely exciting time for United fans this Summer as the likes of Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and a certain German legend have all joined the club with plenty of transfer window to spare.

One of the hardest parts of the Summer so far is not to get too carried away and start banging money on United to win the title while booking the Champions League final week off work. All of the top English teams have strengthened – although arguably none to the extent the Reds have – and it won’t just be the new signings that have a say in success over the next ten months.

While Chelsea are praised to ridiculous levels for giving Ruben Loftus-Cheek a few games as though Jose Mourinho has somehow built his side around a host of academy players- a youngster being given a chance at United barely registers a whimper in the press such is it’s regularity. United fans are used to seeing young players come through the ranks from the Busby Babes, Fergie’s Fledgings, even David Moyes saw the validity of putting his trust in Adnan Januzaj. Louis Van Gaal is no different from his predecessors and caused a stir last season handing Tyler Blackett, Paddy McNair and James Wilson first team opportunities.

This pre-season the manager has continued in his ‘giving youth a chance’ vein and the latest youngster handed a chance against Club America certainly had United fans buzzing about his performance.

Andreas Pereira may have only played 45 minutes in Seattle but he more than held his own and in many ways outshone the Reds’ Summer signings making their debuts. Yes, Bastian Schweinsteiger was classy, Darmian looked assured, Depay lively and Schneiderlin got his goal but Pereira was the name on most people’s tweets. It’s easy to get carried away when a 19 year-old Belgian- born Brazilian wows the crowds and while we all want to err on the side of caution, if Van Gaal gives Pereira the chance maybe the young midfielder can make the sort of impact he’s been threatening to do the past few years.

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Steve Ferguson had taken over & re-branded The Faithful MUFC website back in the summer of 2014 and is now the owner and editor of the site. Steve, from Ashton-Under-Lyne in Greater Manchester, is a 35-year-old life long Manchester United fan, travelling over the globe to see the Reds play. Steve has been lucky enough to be at both the 1999 and 2008 Champions League finals, seeing Manchester United lift the biggest trophy in the World, none more exciting than that faithful night in Barcelona in 99. The website is a blog, but also hopes to deliver the latest Manchester United news from around the internet too, linked up with our growing twitter account which is @TheFaithfulMUFC, give it a follow as we will follow you back as soon as we can.

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  1. Pereira is unbelievable talent we who have football eyes know that he can perform magic on pitch wen given chance.
    my only worry is he may become like paul logba if he is denied chance for his tallent like this. surely Andreas is just a tallented and can be a world player with maturity in the game, vision, awareness, skills, dynamism he is just exceptional tallent package for man ute.

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