Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a promising message to young midfielder Andreas Pereira after his lack of action for the club.
The Brazil international has long looked an exciting prospect at Old Trafford, but has barely played for United this season either under Solskjaer or his predecessor Jose Mourinho.
Still, the Norwegian tactician has sent a message of reassurance to him over his chances, as well as other out-of-favour players like Fred and Scott McTominay.
‘I think the question is wrong because I don’t think it’s my challenge to incorporate players. It’s about the players being ready when they get a chance and Fred, he’s been working hard in training, he’s a good lad,’ he told the club’s official site.
‘It’s the same with Andreas [Pereira] and Scott [McTominay] because, when they get the chance, and they will, we want to see improvement. And we know there’s a very, very good player there with Fred, so hopefully he’ll adjust to the English game because there’s no doubting of his talent.
‘It’s always difficult to come here. One, it’s Man United, you’re expected to perform straight away. Two, it’s an English league that he’s not used to, but he’s a Brazilian international. Andreas – a Brazilian international, the talent is there and, when they get the chance, the next time I’m sure [they’ll take it].
‘And it’s easier to come into a team that is doing well. I didn’t do Andreas, or Scott or Fred any favours when I put them in against Reading in a game that had nine changes. Next time they come in, there might be one or two changes and then we’ll see what they’re capable of.’