English Premiership

Pereira 'hungry for more' at Man United

2018-12-14 09:26
Andreas Pereira (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is hoping for a run of games in the coming weeks as he looks to make progress at Old Trafford this term.

The Brazilian has made just 19 appearances across all competitions for United since graduating from their academy in 2014, although he spent season-long loans at Granada and Valencia respectively.

Pereira started the Premier League opener against Leicester and caught they eye in a 2-1 for Jose Mourinho's side, but opportunities have been scarce since he was hauled off at half-time in their next game - a 3-2 defeat at Brighton.

The 22-year-old was handed only his third start of the campaign on Wednesday which saw him return to the Mestalla, where the Red Devils suffered a 2-1 defeat to miss out on top spot in Group H.

Pereira admits he was a bit sluggish initially at his former stomping ground, but feels good after getting some minutes under his belt and believes he will improve with each game he plays.

"I'm hungry for more," he told MUTV. "I'm trying to do my best, to keep being involved in and out, each and every week.

"It was good for me to be involved, to get some minutes. It was difficult at the start because of the match rhythm, but I did my best. It was, unluckily, not our night.

"[I was] a little bit rusty but, after a few minutes, it went better and better. But I think each game would get better and better."

Commenting on the result, Pereira added: "It is a little bit frustrating. We wanted to be first, so it's a pity that we didn't finish first.

"It's good for us [to qualify]. We're now looking forward to the next stages of the Champions League and we will do everything to go past it.

"Yes, we'll have to face a big club, but don't forget that we are a big club as well, so we are going to face it and we are going to do our best to try to win it."

 

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