Andreas Pereira: Manchester United showed their quality against Chelsea

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United star Andreas Pereira has responded to the late drama against Chelsea, stating his side showed their fighting spirit and quality.

The Brazilian did not start the fixture but did come on in the dying embers of the game and played fairly decently out wide.

Jose Mourinho has enjoyed using the youngster in a variety of roles that includes the defensive midfield, central midfield, attacking midfield and flank positions.

Pereira’s versatility should help him in the long run but he chose to focus on United’s superb display against the Blues.

Mourinho’s men were losing 1-0 at half time but managed to turn things around through an Anthony Martial brace before Ross Barkley equalised at the death.

According to the Daily Star, Andreas said: “We have shown that we can bounce back, that we still have faith and we are the Man United that everyone talks about.

“It’s never finished with us, we always keep going. We can always bounce back and change a game around and if we keep doing well hopefully more wins will come.

“It was difficult at the start of the game but like the manager has said to us, we need to keep our confidence and keep doing well.

“In the second half we scored two very good goals and then in the end we were a bit unlucky with the second goal we conceded. But I think we did very well and deserved more.

“I think this gives us a lot of confidence for Tuesday [against Juventus] and the manager gives us that confidence too.

“We take a good feeling into the next game. We’re very pumped up for Tuesday.”

It’s true the second half against Newcastle and now the second half against Chelsea were encouraging signs on the squad’s character but it’s now up to them to consistently produce it over 90 minutes.

The Red Devils need to build on their very recent good performances and convert it into getting results as they head into a difficult set of fixtures.

Time is running out for Jose to rescue his job and turn around his side’s season but for now the supporters remain patient.

The likes of Juventus and Manchester City will prove to be difficult opposition but if they show the same fighting spirit and confidence as they did against Chelsea and Newcastle then perhaps they’ll be fine.

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