Manchester United have been handed an injury boost, as loanee Andreas Pereira ended his two-month wait to take to the field following injury, per the Manchester Evening News.
The attacker from Brazil had missed the last nine matches after being on the receiving end of a hefty tackle from FC Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto, but he made his return against Leganes.
Pereira is obviously an incredibly gifted footballer, but this is his second season-long loan in consecutive years, and I have to admit, that concerns me greatly.
We’ve seen Jose Mourinho put heaps of trust in young academy starlets this season, and the fact that the self-proclaimed Special One has been willing to loan out Pereira in back-to-back years tells me that he doesn’t fully trust the attacker. Either that, or he doesn’t feel he’s capable of breaking into the team.
I’m of the opinion that this summer is huge for him. Pre-season is an excellent opportunity for him to stake his claim and prove his worth, but if it doesn’t go exactly to plan, don’t be surprised to see him sold off on a permanent deal as I don’t see his sell-on value ever getting higher…