Photo: Man United starlet issues rallying cry ahead of PSV clash
Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira gears up for PSV clash
Andreas Pereira has issued a Manchester United rallying cry ahead of Wednesday night’s PSV Eindhoven clash.
The Red Devils youngster made his Champions League debut in United’s 2-1 victory over Bundesliga side Wolfsburg earlier this season.
Pereira came on for the final 11 minutes of the Red Devils’s 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.
Pereira wrote on his Instagram page: “It is match day! Let’s go @ManUtd! @ChampionsLeague”
The South American teenager scored his first United goal in a 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town in Capital One Cup in September.
Pereira also racked up 28 minutes in the Champions League after coming off the bench in a 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Old Trafford earlier this month.
Man United v PSV Eindhoven: Match facts
• Group B leaders United will progress to the knockout stage with victory, though PSV will have other ideas as they seek the win that could take them top of the section instead.
• For United’s Memphis Depay, the match is a reunion with the club he left in the summer while it also gives visiting tactician Phillip Cocu a chance to pit his wits against Louis van Gaal, his former coach with Barcelona and the Netherlands.
• Depay’s 41st-minute opener on matchday one was swiftly cancelled out by Hector Moreno. Luciano Narsingh’s second-half goal sealed a 2-1 win for the Eredvisie outfit.
• PSV shrugged off an early Paul Scholes penalty to beat United 3-1 at home in the first group stage in 2000/01, Wilfred Bouma, Mark van Bommel and Mateja Kežman scoring.
• United turned the tables with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford, where Scholes and Dwight Yorke struck late goals after Van Bommel had equalised a Teddy Sheringham strike. Ryan Giggs, now Van Gaal’s assistant manager, played in both matches for United, who ended up qualifying in second place, a point above PSV.
• United also got the better of PSV in the 1984/85 Uefa Cup second round, Gordon Strachan’s extra-time goal at Old Trafford securing a 1-0 aggregate win.
The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table but a point behind leaders Leicester City.