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.
Only if @andrinhopereira could pass!
— Mohit Rawat (@Devilmsr111) November 8, 2019
Perreira is not good enough and it shows even mata at 32 is better and even more mobile
— Dean ???? (@deancha19855535) November 8, 2019
I take exception to Pereira’s choice of pass on a weekly basis
— Samuel (@samuel__h) November 8, 2019
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.
How Pereira gets ahead of Mata in the Prem games is beyond me.
Yes runs around like a headless chicken but isn’t a patch on Mata and his experience/intelligence, maybe I’m biased towards Mata.
Can only fault our finishing tonight, we should be out of site with those chances.
— UNITED TILL I DIE (@jemcook69) November 7, 2019
How did Andres Pereira become a Brazilian??
— Kelvinunited (@UnitedKelvin) November 7, 2019
That Low Budget Brazilian
— MAYOR OTU | STORYTELLER (@MayorUyo) November 7, 2019
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.