Date: 8th November 2019 at 9:25pm
Written by:

Some Manchester United fans are furious about Andreas Pereira’s performance against Partizan Belgrade last night.

United qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League after the 3-0 win against the Serbian visitors last night. The trio of Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford scored a goal each.


While it was Juan Mata who started in the number ten position, Pereira came on in the second half and so did Jesse Lingard. The Brazilian has played ten Premier League games so far this season, failing to score or assist even once.

Some United fans have given the midfielder some criticism.

The 23-year-old, who is valued at £13.5 million (as per Transfermarkt), has played 14 times in all competitions for the Red Devils, assisting just once.

A product of United academy, Pereira joined the club from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2011 from the Dutch club and has spent one loan spell each at Valencia and Granada in the La Liga.

Some more United fans compared the midfielder to Mata, who they think is a better player.

What do we think?

Pereira’s numbers don’t show a situation of promise. The fact that an attacking midfielder has assisted just once isn’t good enough for any club, especially if he has played regularly. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hardly has too many options.

Mata is not getting any younger and Jesse Lingard’s last Premier League goal came in Solskjaer’s first game as the manager. Pereira, because of that, remains the regular attacking midfielder, and he can’t be blamed for it.