Andreas Pereira has made 35 appearances for Manchester United’s first team after making the step up from the academy. This season we have seen the next crop of youngsters given a go in the first team, like Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood.
Pereira has sung the praises of how well these players had done in training and spoken about the advice he has given to them.
They were brilliant. They trained a lot with us. I’ve been in their position so I try to help them as much as I can. It’s great to have them and to see young players coming through at United. It was my dream, and it’s still my dream, and it’s nice to see others doing it. We’re all a big family and at United you can see that everyone can do it if they work hard.
I went through it a few years ago when I began training [with the first team] and I got my first minutes with them. So I try to help them [the younger players] so they feel comfortable.
To me it’s an honour to play with someone who you have played with in the Academy and have known a long time, and when you play in the stadium with them [for the first team] it’s amazing. We’re like family. It’s a special feeling.
Pereira was speaking to Inside United.