Thursday 18 January 2018

Pereira frustrated by lack of chances

Manchester United forward Andreas Pereira
Manchester United forward Andreas Pereira

Manchester United forward Andreas Pereira has again expressed his frustration at a lack of game-time this season.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a bright pre-season in the United States and scored on his full debut against Ipswich in September's League Cup win.

Pereira, though, has made just one additional start - also in the League Cup - and said earlier this month he would consider leaving this month on loan.

"I'm a United player, (but) I've seen in the press that there are various other clubs interested," he said.

"I don't know if United want to loan me out but I'm working hard to get more opportunities. It's their decision. I'm focused on doing my job at United, (but) of course I want to be more visible to those in Brazil. So I need to play more and get more chances.

"Playing in the Olympics is a big dream of mine.

"He (Louis van Gaal) has asked me to keep working hard and that my chance will come. I'm doing my best.

"Of course I get frustrated at times that I'm not playing, but the coach is always speaking to me.

"I need more game-time and the club will decide with my agent."

Pereira, who was excellent in the Under-21s' win over Southampton on Monday night, rejected Paris Saint-Germain to sign a new contract with United last year.

Leicester, Malaga and Pereira's former club, PSV Eindhoven, are monitoring his situation.

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