Pereira aiming to impress

Andreas Pereira produced a timely reminder of his attacking abilities when he fired in the stunning second goal of last Saturday’s pre-season win for Manchester United against Wigan Athletic.

When a scuffed a shot from his midfield partner Ander Herrera came back off a defender, the 20- year old showed lightening quick reactions to flash a thunderbolt into the top left hand corner.

Pereira’s effort sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory for United, who had new manager Jose Mourinho patrolling the technical area and watching every move by all 22 of the United players who featured in the friendly.

The Belgian born prospect came on for Michael Carrick in one of seven planned changes made by Mourinho at half-time, and revelled in his central midfield work between the defence and the front four.

Speaking to MUTV after the match, Pereira said “I am very happy that I scored in this game, and yes, it wasn’t a bad strike at all!”

“I can play in other positions, but I enjoyed that role a lot. I think it was very important for me to get some minutes and show the manager and team that I can help them. I am very happy that I could help.”