PLAYER PROFILE

Andreas Pereira

Birthdate:01 Jan 1996
Birthplace:Duffel, Belgium
Position:Midfielder
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Joined United:01 Jul 2012
United Debut:
International:

A talented, creative midfielder signed from PSV Eindhoven.

The youngster saw his Reds debut ruined by terrible weather at Sheffield Wednesday with the match ultimately abandoned but he featured towards the end of the 2011/2012 campaign for Paul McGuinness' side.

Very comfortable in possession, he is also an excellent set-piece taker and had an impressive record at international level for the Belgium youth team, despite also being qualified to represent Brazil. He has gone on record as admitting his dream is to one day play for the South Americans, stating: "My heart is Brazilian."

Pereira signed professional terms with United at the start of 2013 after turning 17 and continues to look a bright spark. Always a threat from dead-ball situations, he grew to adapt to the rigours of English football and contributed five goals with the promise of more to follow in the coming season.

By being involved with Warren Joyce's older age-group at the end of last term, it is clear he is held in very high regard within the Aon Training Complex and has not been heavily involved with

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