Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pereira Is Relishing Arrival of New Man at OT Helm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pereira Is Relishing Arrival of New Man at OT Helm

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ANDREAS Pereira is optimistic about his chances of more gametime under Jose Mourinho following his appointment as United manager.

Pereira made just two starts under Louis van Gaal in 2015-16 and was excluded from all but one of the last 17 matchday squads of the Dutchman's reign. "We look forward to working with him and are very happy to, because he is a great coach, one of the world's best," Pereira told Globo Esporte.

"We are prepared to work with him and have a great season."

Pereira, 20, is expected to participate for Brazil at the Rio Olympics this summer and complained only last month how Van Gaal reneged on a pledge to play him more in January, when the forward angled for a loan move.

"I wanted to be loaned out in January in order to play more and to keep developing myself, but Van Gaal told me that he did not want me to be loaned out. …

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