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: Have you noticed any similarities and differences at the club between the Sir Alex era and now under Louis Van Gaal? Yourself having played at PSV Eindhoven, do you feel an affinity for LvG’s Dutch footballing philosophy?

AP: Of course they are different coaches with different strategies as with every coach. What I like about them is the fact that they are winners and they try to take the best of each player. I can say that in regards to the fact that I grew up playing football in Holland helps me with the mentality of the coach, but the important thing is to focus, work hard and be ready to perform.

JS: Who are your best friends at the club? Is there something about yourself and another player that the everyday fan may not be aware of?

AP: I get a long with everyone and I enjoy this team. My hobbies are – listen to music, playstation, ping pong, go to the movies.

JS: What is it you love most about the City of Manchester? What is it you dislike most about the city?

AP: Manchester is a very nice place to live and I enjoy being here. Due to my work, I barely have time to go out as I have to train, relax and travel a lot with the team. What I wish we had was a little bit more sun.