Photo: Andreas Pereira continues to work hard at Grenada

by Leo Nieboer

Andreas Pereira has been pictured working hard whilst on loan at Grenada ahead of their game with Barcelona.

The Brazilian, after failing to break into Jose Mourinho’s first-team, joined the Spanish side on a season-long loan over the summer.

Mourinho has already expressed his admiration for Pereira, insisting the youngster remains fundamental to his future plans at Old Trafford.

The 20-year-old was pictured putting in the hard yards ahead of Grenada’s visit to the Camp Nou on Saturday.

On paper, this loan move would have seemed like a disaster. Placed in a new league, playing for a side rooted to the bottom of the table, without the guarantee of constant game time. And yet, the Brazilian has excelled on an individual level, securing a regular spot in the starting XI through a series of energetic, creative performances.

The youngster, perhaps more importantly, has also embraced an entirely different dynamic with regard to the game’s psychological side, such is the way he has gone from expecting to win comfortably every week at Old Trafford to grinding out results, or perhaps just reducing damage, with Grenada.

Man United fans will hope to see Pereira return with an emboldened sense of maturity next summer, perhaps leading to a regular spot in the first-team.

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