Photo: David De Gea sends message to Man United team-mate

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea sends a message to Brazilian youngster Andreas Pereira

David De Gea and Andreas Pereira Photo: David De Gea/Instagram

David De Gea sent a birthday message to Manchester United starlet Andreas Pereira ahead of their clash against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils shot stopper managed to keep a clean sheet in United’s goalless draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Pereira has found his first-team opportunities limited this season after manager Louis van Gaal called upon the South American youngster from the bench on three occasions in the Premier League.

United goalkeeper De Gea posted a selfie with Pereira on his Instagram page and wrote a message for the Brazilian youngster after the midfielder turned 20 on Saturday morning:

“Happy birthday bro!! @andreaspereira44”

United have failed to win in the Premier League since a 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on 21 November.

The Red Devils are winless in their last eight games in all competitions after last Monday’s stalemate with Chelsea.

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Van Gaal’s side host struggling Welsh side Swansea City in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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