Man United told 21-year-old Brazilian attacker has quality to star in Premier League

Guillem Balague delivers positive verdict on Manchester United's on-loan Andreas Pereira, who is currently on loan at Valencia

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Guillem Balague believes Manchester United’s on-loan Andreas Pereira has the quality to shine in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at La Liga outfit Valencia as Pereira looks to get more first-team football under his belt.

Brazilian forward Pereira has scored one goal and has made one assist in six appearances in La Liga in the 2017-18 season.

Pereira has spent the last two seasons on loan at Granada and Valencia since Mourinho took over the reins from Louis van Gaal in May 2016.

The Belgian-born forward has netted one goal in 13 appearances in all competitions in his Red Devils career so far.

Pereira’s best campaign to date came in 2015-16 when the talented forward netted one goal in 11 appearances in all competitions under the Dutch coach.

La Liga expert Balague believes Pereira does have the talent to shine in the Manchester United team but needs to work on his consistency.

“He’s got a lot of quality, but he needs to perform regularly,” Balague told Sky Sports.

“At the moment he isn’t in the line-up, but when he comes on he has personality, wants the ball and knows what he has to do.

“Let’s see in the coming months if he has forced his way into the league because at the moment he is 13th, 14th on the team sheet, not a starter. But I like him.”

Manchester United signed Pereira from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in 2015.

The Red Devils have a wealth of attacking options in their squad to highlight the size of the task facing Pereira.

Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have made a brilliant start to the season.

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