Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has said that he is counting on Jose Mourinho to make him a winner. The 22-year old started in the club’s Premier League opener against Leicester City and a few days later, he received his first call-up to the Brazil side for the friendlies against United States and El Salvador. Brazil will be playing United States at New Jersey on 7th September. Four days later, the five-time World champions will take on El Salvador at Maryland.
The midfielder was impressive during pre-season and is expecting to be a regular for the Red Devils this season. Pereira said, “We rely on him because he always prepares the team well. He is a winner and he always wants to win, so because he is like that we turn into that and we want to be like him, so we turn into winners as well so it’s very important.”
The 22-year old added, “I will try to do my best. And when Matic is back, of course he is an unbelievable player. I looked up to him since I was young, so I will see when he is back. But I will always be ready to play and to do my best for the team.”
Pereira expressed his delight on the national team call-up on twitter. He wrote, “An honour that I cannot measure, a joy that explodes the heart, a dream that is realised today! Thank you, God! Brazilian with pride and love!”
About tomorrow’s encounter at Brighton, Pereira said, “It will be for sure a difficult game but we will try to prepare for it as best as we can. I think if you want to think about the title you have to think about every game and we have to win every game. Just in this week, so many people told me ‘last year we lost against Brighton’, so we have to prepare. I think we are going to get more prepared than last year because we know we lost last season, so this year we don’t want to lose. We want to win over there.”