Submitted on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:56

Brazilian teenage sensation Andreas Pereira could be one of the most gainers from the sack of former Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman under-utilized the player in the last campaign and subsequently denied him the chance to go out on loan in January. He made just two starts with both of them in the League Cup and a feature in one game in the last three months without any injury worry.

The player scored a goal at when the Red Devils played Wigan in a pre season game playing in the ball holding role. When asked he said: “I think it was very important for me to get some minutes and show the manager and show the team that I can help them.”

The former coach of the club’s academy Paul McGuiness said Pereira has the ‘ego to be a top player’ and it almost led to his exit from Old Trafford as Paris St. Germain were ready to offer him a bigger wage and his father was okay with the deal. LvG stopped the deal but didn’t use the player as much, this was in spite of the fact that fans were backing him to break into the first team, and using a Bet365 bonus code australia to get the best odds.

With the sack of the player and a decent showing at the pre season, Pereira could prove to Mourinho that he is a serious academy talent. This could earn him more first team minutes if the Portuguese tactician places Henrikh Mkhitaryan as play maker, as they would be space on the right for the youngster.

Brazil overlooked the player for next month’s games at the Olympics as they are really keen on breaking the jinx as they have never won the gold medal. The Brazilians take the Olympic seriously and one sign is that former Red Devils player Rafael da Silva has not featured for the national team since his error in the London 2012 final.

Pereira was influential at the last Under 20 World Cup but was omitted. His omission may now eventually push his United career forward if he keeps impressing at the pre season.

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