Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Punished' Pereira Is Back with a Swipe at the Boss

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Punished' Pereira Is Back with a Swipe at the Boss

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ANDREAS Pereira appeared to aim a thinly-veiled dig at Louis van Gaal after he started for United's Under-21s on Monday night.

Pereira has not played since coming on as an 86th minute substitute in the Europa League win over Midtjylland in late February and has not been included in the seniors' last seven squads.

Reports claim Pereira and Adnan Januzaj have been punished for a supposedly poor attitude and showboating in an Under-21s game, and the Brazilian referred to his lack of game-time this season at United in an Instagram post.

He said: "Good to be back!! Glad to play again a few minutes."

Despite reported concerns over showboating, Pereira was attempting flicks during the Under-21s' passing drills in their warm- up at Old Trafford. …

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