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Midfielder: I’m preparing to be at Manchester United next season

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Will he end up at Old Trafford?

Andreas Pereira believes his loan spell at Granada is preparing him for a return to Manchester United next season.

Pereira is officially a Manchester United player but was loaned out to Spain this season for experience. He has been a hit in La Liga, scoring 4 goals in 24 appearances.

The 21-year-old revealed last month he was in regular contract with Jose Mourinho over a summer return.

And Pereira has now lifted the lid on how life at Granada is preparing him for a crack at the United first team next season.

“When I came, I told myself: it’s not Manchester United. It’s a good club, a good league, but not the best in the world,” he told The Guardian.

“At PSV we were always attacking and at United we always wanted the ball, then I came here and we’re defending. It’s hard to adapt, but it is good for me: I learnt a lot.

“I couldn’t defend at all. Now I’m a lot better.

“It’s a mental process and I would never have had this in Manchester.

“I know what it is now to have difficult games in a relegation team. I know what it is to have pressure for 80 minutes and then maybe in one counterattack need to score. Normally, it is the other way around at United.

“I would love to go back and play at Old Trafford, but if they say: ‘Andreas, we would like to loan you out again,’ or ‘we don’t want you any more,’ I don’t know what I am going to do. But the focus now is Granada.”

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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