What it meant to score at the Stretford End
Andreas Pereira was a happy man after scoring his first Premier League goal in the 3-2 victory over Southampton at Old Trafford.
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“My first Premier League goal, and in a difficult game, so I’m very happy.“There were a lot of beautiful goals, I think it was a difficult day for the goalkeepers.“When I received the ball, I saw Luke [Shaw] coming on my left and I was going to give him the ball but it was so nicely on my right foot, I thought I would shoot. I’d been practicing in training yesterday with Granty [Lee Grant] and it gave me a lot of confidence as I put four in the top corner from exactly the same range. So, today, I had a good feeling and I went for it.“It’s amazing [to score a goal like that at the Stretford End]. You feel a lot of emotions and I’m very happy and hopefully there will be many more to come.”
“We showed big spirit and, hopefully now, we can take it on to Wednesday and show it again.“It’s special because we came along together and we all know each other well. Paul [Pogba], Jesse [Lingard] and Marcus [Rashford] too [as well as Scott McTominay and Chong]. So it’s like a big, big family and that’s why a game is never finished when we’re playing because we stick together and that makes us very strong.”
“I’m just here to help the team and hopefully I can keep helping. The manager shows a lot of trust in me and I’m very thankful for that. I just want to do all I can on the pitch. ”We’re back in the top four and hopefully we can keep going and get the Champions League spot.
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