Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pereira Has Plans for a Red Mission to China

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pereira Has Plans for a Red Mission to China

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ANDREAS Pereira hopes to go on United's pre-season tour of China as he bids to establish himself under Jose Mourinho.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a successful trip to the States last summer, scoring his first senior goal in the friendly against San Jose Earthquakes and impressing fans with his creativity.

But he struggled for opportunities under Louis van Gaal and was excluded from all but one of the last 17 matchday squads of the Dutchman's reign.

Pereira is optimistic about his chances of more game-time under Mourinho and is also expected to play for Brazil at the Rio Olympics.

He said: "It was a very good first pre-season with the team for me. I learnt a lot, but mostly that you have to represent your club always in the best way, both on and off the pitch, and that you must always be professional. …

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