Andreas Pereria hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for giving youth a chance at Manchester United with starlet promising to repay faith of former youth team boss by winning trophies
- Andreas Pereira has enjoyed a breakthrough season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- The midfielder has featured in 37 games for Manchester United this season
- Pereira insists he and fellow United academy graduates want to repay their boss
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s faith in youth has paid off in the dressing room, with Andreas Pereira opening up on bond between Manchester United’s youngsters and their boss.
The Norwegian has stuck firmly to the Old Trafford side’s principles of putting faith in academy prospects, with a long list of talent emerging under him.
Pereira is among those players, having joined United aged 16 before emerging through the youth setup and being loaned out to Granada and Valencia.
Andreas Pereira insisted he and fellow Manchester United youngsters have Solskjaer’s back
The midfielder has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Old Trafford, playing 37 matches
Solskjaer has granted him a breakthrough season, playing the 24-year-old in 37 matches and clearly earning his trust.
‘Even when I came to United at such a young age, it’s of course a massive club, but I know that they are willing to give youth a chance,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘That is what happened with me. Ole knows we will always be there for him. The young players give our faith and do everything to protect him, as he gives all his trust to us.
Pereira has been one of the main men to profit from Solskjaer’s commitment to playing youth
‘I’m very honoured and that’s why, as well, I want to stay at United. I want to fight for him, win games and win trophies.’
The youthful philosophy wasn’t paying off for much of 2019 as United slipped away from a top-four challenge, but Solskjaer showed patience and oversaw a brilliant turnaround before the Premier League shutdown.
United put together an 11 games unbeaten run featuring eight wins, the latest being a 5-0 victory over LASK – with Pereira scoring their last goal before entering lockdown.
The midfielder returned from loans to Valencia and Granada and has now stepped up this term
‘Just stay at home and enjoy your family’s home,’ the midfielder said.
‘Just be a little bit more patient. We are a bit frustrated as well but, as soon as we are going to play the first game next season, or end this season – as we don’t know – we’ll give everything and you’ll see us play well at Old Trafford and win games.’
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