Andreas Pereira balances the ball on his head.

Andreas is keen to bring the joy back

Thursday 22 August 2019 11:46

Andreas Pereira is hoping Manchester United can build on the encouraging start to the season as the Reds prepare to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The 23-year-old started the opening game of the campaign against Chelsea, setting up Anthony Martial's goal with a superb cross, before coming on as a substitute during Monday night's 1-1 draw at Wolves.

He is keen to ensure the supporters leave Old Trafford happy at the weekend, as Roy Hodgson's Palace provide the opposition in our first three o'clock kick-off of 2019/20.

Andreas Pereira is firmly in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans as the Reds look to pick up three points.

When we asked Andreas what his ambitions were for the season, he replied: "I want to win trophies this year for United and bring the joy back to the club, to see the fans happy.

"I just want to get a lot of game-time and help the team as much as I can - score goals, make assists and win trophies.

"We’ve had very hard training sessions and prepared very well. We have to get used to winning and getting prepared for games by doing the right thing, I think that is what we have done as it’s been a very good preparation."

Andreas is in a positive frame of mind as he looks to really make his mark in the middle of the park.

The Brazil Under-23 international has grown up a lot since having loan spells in Spain with Granada and Valencia, and believes he can handle the rigours of the Premier League season.

"I feel very confident and very happy.," he added "The manager gave me a lot of confidence, and the staff as well, so I feel very happy and very strong.

"I feel mature. I’ve played a lot of games and I’m a different type of player now and I’m ready for what’s coming next."

Watch Andreas's great assist for Anthony Martial's goal against Chelsea.

United face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, with kick-off at 15:00 BST. Guarantee your seat to this game with a Matchday VIP Experience.

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