Andreas reacts to Reds' Goal of the Month award
Andreas Pereira has won his maiden award as a Manchester United first-team player, with his stunning leveller against Southampton topping our Goal of the Month poll by a huge margin.
The Reds were trailing 1-0 at Old Trafford, following Yan Valery's first-half opener, when Andreas received Diogo Dalot's short pass and bent a brilliant long-range shot past Angus Gunn into the top right-hand corner at the Stretford End. This ultimately teed up the Reds for a thrilling 3-2 comeback win, with Romelu Lukaku's double sandwiching James Ward-Prowse's late effort.
“I saw Diogo, he played me the ball, I looked to my left and I saw Luke running up,”Andreas told us, recalling the build-up to his award-winning goal.
“The defender came to me and I wanted to pass to Luke, but it felt so good on my right and I just went for it. I used the defender as a guide and I whipped it around him. I didn't see the ball going in, I just went off the [reaction of the] crowd and it was an explosion of emotions. It was crazy, an unbelievable feeling.”
“One day before, I was practising with Lee [Grant]. I put four shots, exactly the same, in the top bin so I felt confident and I went for it.”
Congratulations, Andreas, and here's to more goals like it.
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