Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has earned a brilliant new nickname from fans after a superb pre-season display in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Brentford.
The Red Devils weren’t quite at full strength for this friendly match, but their squad players and youngsters gave a decent account of themselves, with Pereira pulling the strings in the middle of the park.
The 25-year-old has never really been a regular for Man Utd, having been sent out on loan three times now, to Granada, Valencia, and Lazio, respectively.
Pereira might now be hoping to stake his claim for a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, even if there’s plenty of competition for places in that area of the pitch, which makes it a bit unlikely.
For now, however, many Man Utd fans are enjoying Pereira’s displays, with the Brazil international being hilariously dubbed the ‘pre-season Pirlo’ by a number of fans on Twitter.
See below for some fans paying tribute to Pereira with this tongue-in-cheek nickname…
Pre season Pirlo ?? https://t.co/3WSEmKMxpm
— LeroyM . (@LEROY__) July 29, 2021
pre-season Pirlo is back ? pic.twitter.com/votQCXkvsr
— MUW BACOT (@muwbacot) July 29, 2021
Pre-season Pirlo with a beauty last night.
— Lesed! (@LightYagamiSA) July 29, 2021
Pre season Pirlo!!! ???? https://t.co/TtSNAstOde
— Jam The Gamer (@Jamoo89) July 29, 2021
pre season Pirlo trying to trick me again, not gonna happen this time ??
— Toby? (@thelifeoftobyy) July 29, 2021
Andreas "Pre-Season Pirlo" Pereira https://t.co/sgbYW1VRe8
— La Pioche (@theluqman4) July 29, 2021
Pre season pirlo strikes again https://t.co/jIe7XYBVvW
— Mido (@abdelg_00) July 29, 2021