‘I need to play more’, says Manchester United wonderkid keen for international impact

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Manchester United wonderkid Andreas Pereira has warned Louis van Gaal that he’s keen to start playing more at Old Trafford, but that he remains committed to the north-west giants.

“I’m a United player,” the 20-year-old began, speaking to GloboEsporte. “I’ve seen in the press that there are various other clubs interested.

“I don’t know if United want to loan me out,” he admitted, “but I’m working hard to get more opportunities. It’s their decision.”

The midfielder continued by admitting that he feels he needs to play more in order to get enough playing time to impress the Brazil selectors.

“I’m focused on doing my job at United,” he continued, “of course I want to be more visible to those in Brazil. So I need to play more and get more chances.

“Playing in the Olympics is a big dream of mine.”

The 20-year-old has shone briefly so far for the Red Devils this season, but has been given scant opportunity to demonstrate his class.

He has featured for 78 minutes in the Premier League—over three matches—but is yet to start a game in the top flight. He also made a brief 28-minute cameo during United’s ill-fated Champions League campaign, as the Red Devils were dumped out in the first round.

Nonetheless, he’s seemingly done enough to attract attention from various suitors, with GloboEsporte reporting that Malaga, Leicester City and PSV Eindhoven have all made contact with both United and the player’s representatives in order to discuss a move.

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The youngster impressed on Monday in United’s U-21 team’s 4-0 victory over Southampton, shining with his technical ability, impressive movement and dribbling ability.

While the youngster is keen to play his part for the Brazil team at the Olympics, he is also eligible for Belgium, having been born in the European nation and having represented the Red Devils at various youth levels.

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