Andreas Pereira looking forward to West Ham clash

by Sam Peoples

Andreas Pereira is looking forward to Manchester United’s game against West Ham United this afternoon.

The 19-year-old will be part of Man United’s match-day squad and because both Wayne Rooney and Ander Herrera are injured, it presents an opportunity for Pereira.

He hasn’t had the minutes this season which he’d probably have liked but as a teenager he just has to take the chances he is given and hopefully we’ll see him in action this afternoon.

I like Pereira because he offers a direct threat in much the same style as Jesse Lingard does. He likes to run at defenders which is something that can cause them all sorts of problems and we need that threat given how lackadaisical we’ve been in attack this season.

Louis van Gaal has certainly shown this year that he isn’t afraid to throw a youngster in at the deep end if necessary and United’s currently injury problems mean he might be left with very little options today, other than giving somebody like Pereira another big chance.

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