Andreas Pereira made his first Premier League start for Manchester United in our opening day victory over Leicester.
The midfielder has spent the past two seasons out on loan in La Liga but when he left for Valencia last season he did so against the wishes of manager Jose Mourinho.
Pereira believes he’s grown as a result of the experience and that his relationship with the manager is good.
I learned a lot of things being on my own, I lived on my own there, and it’s different than living over here.
I’m more professional now, I know what my body needs every day, I’m more mature now than I was two years ago. They’ve been really good for me, I think I’ve totally changed as a player and a human being after these two years.
It was very difficult for me to take that decision. Like Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world, and he tells you to stay, and if you go against it you’ve only got things to lose in your head really.
I was nervous about that, but it came out well. We had a great year in Valencia, and I am a better player, and this season he has a better Andreas than he could have had last year.
He hasn’t told me [that I have improved], but I think he will see this in games. I have a very good relationship with him, he is very good with me, very honest.