Andreas Pereira scored his first goal for Manchester United against Ipswich in the League Cup, when Juan Mata allowed him to take a freekick, which he blasted in to the back of the net.

Pereira has since come on as a substitute in United’s Champions League game against Wolfsburg, as he looks to fill the role vacated by the departing Adnan Januzaj.

Jonathan Shrager has spoken to Pereira about his hopes for the future and what value he can add to this current United team.

JS: Many United fans and analysts are predicting that you will make a real impact at United, perhaps even this season. What are your own personal goals for this season, with regards to the first team?

AP: My goals for the season are to improve every aspect of my game and be able to get some playing time in order to keep improving. One thing is just train, but it is also important for me to play.

JS: Many fans feel frustrated at what they currently perceive to be a lack of attacking prowess at United. Do you feel you can contribute in this area?

AP: I hope I can contribute to the team in the way the coach wants me to. I can play in the middle and in the front. Wherever the coach puts me to play, I have to be ready to help the team.

JS: Do you have a timeframe in your mind by which time you want to become an established first team player?

AP: I am woking hard every day to make this a reality. But only time will tell. I can only say that I am working really hard to have success and help my team.

JS: When do you expect United to challenge for or win a major piece of silverware again?

AP: We have a very good team. We played well last season, but we lost a lot of points in the beginning of the season. If we can be more constant we will be able to be in a good position to win here.




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