Andreas Pereira has been putting in the hard yards during his loan spell at La Liga side Grenada.
The Brazilian was sent out on loan to Grenada during the summer after failing to break into Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad during pre-season.
Pereira has made ten appearances for the Spanish side, impressing many with his creativity and mazy running.
The 20-year-old posted a photo of himself earlier today with the caption: “Let’s go train!”
Let's go train! ⚽️
Vamos ao treino! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/WWqvRoXhJq
— Andreas Pereira (@andrinhopereira) November 16, 2016
Perrier’s spell at Grenada is only three months old but signs of genuine progression are already there to see.
His performance against Barcelona last month acts as the clearest illustration of a player quickly developing various aspects of his game: there he was, in the Nou Camp cauldron, taking on the might of Lionel Messi and Co, playing for a team still without a win this season. One would expect the Brazilian, alongside his Grenada teammates, to collapse under the weight of Barcelona’s might.
But Pereira didn’t collapse. Quite the opposite. He took the game to the Catalan side, bursting forward on an incessant basis, charging into space and posing a genuine threat against Luis Enrique’s side.
Manchester United fans will hope to see the youngster continue to improve this season before launching an assault on Mourinho’s first team next year.