Filters List

Biography

Andreas Pereira is a talented, creative midfielder who joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in 2012.

Pereira first signed professional terms with United at the start of 2013, the year in which he captained the club’s Milk Cup-winning team in Northern Ireland and was voted Player of the Tournament. By being involved with the Under-21 squad at the end of 2012/13, it was clear that, even then, he was held in very high regard within the Aon Training Complex. And the young schemer scored on his first full appearance at that level, curling home the winner in the clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford. Comfortable in possession, he is also an excellent set-piece taker and had an impressive record at international level for the Belgium youth team, before opting to represent the country of his parents’ birth, Brazil. He did so at the Under-20 World Cup in 2015 and scored a superb strike for the South Americans against Serbia. By then, he had played twice for United’s first team as a substitute – his debut, in the League Cup defeat away to MK Dons in August 2014 ,and his maiden league outing in the home victory over Spurs in March 2015. Pereira registered 11 first-team appearances in 2015/16 and notched his first senior goal, with a delicious free-kick against Ipswich Town in the League Cup. The skilful youngster spent the 2016/17 campaign at Granada and although they were relegated from La Liga, he gained plenty of experience playing in a variety of roles. Another season-long loan followed in 2017/18 when he joined another Spanish club, Valencia. When he returned to United in the summer of 2018, then manager Jose Mourinho was impressed with the midfielder's development in his two years abroad and subsequently selected him in the first game of the season, a 2-1 win against Leicester City. He continued to improve in his first full season as an established senior member of the squad, and made his senior international debut for Brazil in a 5-0 win over El Salvador in September 2018. Andreas made 22 appearances in all competitions and, notably, scored his first Premier League goal in the dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton in March 2019. The long-distance strike was later voted the club's Goal of the Season by United fans. Four days after the win against the Saints, the right-footed playmaker was also part of the famous 3-1 win away at Paris Saint-Germain. His performance, like Pereira's 2018/19 campaign as a whole, revealed an ambitious player growing in maturity and discipline. On 5 July 2019, it was announced that Andreas had signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2023, with the option to extend for a further year. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his manager since December 2018, said: "Andreas has become an important member of the squad with his energy and hard work in midfield. He works non-stop every day in training, has a great character and knows what he has to do to continue his development here."

Read Less About Andreas Pereira
  • Position

    Midfielder

  • Country

    Brazil

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

    v MK Dons (A)

It’s my dream to play for United on a regular basis.

Latest

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts on the touchline.

Solskjaer's verdict on victory over Leeds Article

Ole comments on our second Tour 2019 win, the potential of Andreas and the latest on Romelu Lukaku's fitness.

Andreas Pereira during Manchester United's pre-season training in Perth.

Andreas: I want to repay the club Article

The midfielder has said he wants to set a marker in pre-season and nail down a spot in the starting XI.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Andreas Pereira shake hands at the Aon Training Complex.

Andreas Pereira signs new deal Article

The Belgium-born Brazil international has agreed a new contract with the Reds.

Andreas Pereira signing a new contract at United.
Andreas Pereira says

"I have spent so long in Manchester that I now regard the city and the club as my home, and I'm extremely happy to continue my career here."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says

“Andreas is a player brought through our Academy that understands what it means to play for United. He came from another country, but quickly understood the values of playing for this club.”

Andreas Pereira smiles wearing the new Manchester United kit for the 2019/20 season.

Andreas Pereira: United's Academy is like a family Article

Andreas Pereira reflects on his rise to the first team and reveals the best piece of advice he was given.

Andreas Pereira on the last day of the season.

Legend's advice for Andreas Pereira Article

A former United midfielder explains what he's hoping to see from Andreas next season.

Andreas Pereira battles with Bobby Reid of Cardiff City
Nicky Butt on Andreas Pereira says

"Andreas has done well. He’s a really good footballer. He’s fitter than probably anyone on the pitch. He needs to get into the rhythm and get more confident as time goes on."

Andreas Pereira holding his Goal of the Season award.

Andreas nets Goal of the Season prize Article

Read how the Academy graduate thanked the fans who voted on Thursday, and study the final results of our poll.

Andreas Pereira in action against Chelsea.

Andreas: We simply must beat Chelsea Article

Andreas Pereira has called on his team-mates to show we deserve to play Champions League football next term.

Andreas Pereira says

“It’s a must-win. We have to show we want the top four, show our level and show we are worthy to be in the Champions League."

Marcos Rojo in action against West Brom Under-23s

Rojo has a run-out as U23s are held Article

First-team stars Marcos Rojo and Andreas Pereira both started as our Under-23s hosted West Brom.

Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo in a training session

Andreas and Rojo to play for Under-23s Article

Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo will feature at Old Trafford in tonight's Premier League 2 game against West Brom.

View More