Jose Mourinho’s side have played two games state-side so far, having drawn 1-1 with Club America and 0-0 with San Jose Earthquakes last night in North Carolina, and as you can imagine there hasn’t been too much to write home about yet.
— Bas (@MxZvGx_) July 23, 2018
With David de Gea, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba all still to join up with the Red Devils following their World Cup exploits, a door has been left ajar for the club’s younger players to impress.
Pereira spent last season on-loan with Valencia in La Liga but the 22-year-old’s impressive display against the Earthquakes has plenty of supporters thinking he could be a serious player in next season’s Premier League campaign:
Andreas Pereira is easily the stand-out performer of the pre-season so far. He looks determined to make it at United. Good on the ball, confident and has immense passing range.
Deserves to stay and get a chance.#mufc
— Vivek Banerjee (@UnitedVivek) July 23, 2018
Four things we learned from United v San Jose.
1. Lee Grant is better than Joe Hart.
2. Pereira is the best MF on the planet (other than Pogba)
3. TFM will single handedly save a club from relegation this season.
4. I should’ve watched #LoveIslandAftersun
— Jay (@RFFH) July 22, 2018
Pereira is the only positive from the tour so far. Looks like he belongs in a United shirt.
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) July 22, 2018
Positives we can take from the match:
1) It’s over
2) Andreas Pereira
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 22, 2018
Andreas Pereira has impressed me tonight. He showed both sides to his game, he provided creativity while doing the dirty work at the same time. Seems like his loan at Valencia has done him wonders. Huge season ahead. 🇧🇷6️⃣
— UTFR (@manunitedmedia) July 22, 2018
Pereira is the only player fighting to earn his spot in the first 11. I rate him highly.
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) July 22, 2018
Not a lot of time but interested to see if Angel takes up the deep lying playmaker role Pereira been playing today.
He can do it very well. Excellent range of passing and great vision.
— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) July 22, 2018
Andreas Pereira has been superb in both games so far this pre season. He’s miles better than Scott McTominay who will be playing with Bradford in 18 months but watch Mourinho give him game time because he’s tall.
— Roy Keane (@RoyKeane__) July 22, 2018
Andreas Pereira the highlight of the game so far. Very calm on the ball.
— Doc Joshi (@Doc_Joshi) July 22, 2018
Can Pereira really compete for a starting berth in the United midfield?
And will Jose Mourinho give him a fair opportunity to do so?