THE ACADEMY

Andreas Pereira:

Born: 1 January 1996
Birthplace: Duffel, Belgium
Position: Midfielder

07/01/2013 11:13, Report by Adam Marshall

Pereira signs pro deal

Academy midfielder Andreas Pereira has signed professional terms with United.

The first-year scholar joined the club from PSV Eindhoven last year, making his debut for Paul McGuinness' side towards the end of the campaign.

After turning 17 at the start of 2013, the teenager has put pen-to-paper on a new contract, following in the footsteps of team-mate James Wilson in December.

The Belgium youth international, something of a free-kick expert, has a penchant for spectacular goals and will be looking to make a real impact in the Elite Group of the Barclays Under-18 Premier League this year, despite the intense competition for places in midfield.

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