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After impressing during pre-season, many fans would have expected Andreas Pereira to be part of Manchester United’s first team on a regular basis this season.
While the 22-year-old was not sent out on loan, he has struggled to win regular game-time and has so far only made four Premier League appearances. Periera’s current deal at Old Trafford is set to expire at the end of the season and he has yet to agree to fresh terms. His lack of regular action must surely be frustrating especially as he is now at a stage of his career where he should be playing regularly.
Pereira will fit in well into the West Ham system. It is a club which will be beneficial to him at this stage as it will give him an opportunity to play on a regular basis. By joining Manuel Pellegrini’s side, he will also receive guidance from a seasoned South American tactician.
Pareira is able to operate anywhere in the midfield and Periera will surely be an asset to the East London club which has struggled with injury-prone players throughout the years. Pereira is a nightmare for defenders. He is very fast and his runs often leave defenders dumbfounded.
West Ham must look to make a move for Periera in January. If Pellegrini’s side make a firm offer, Jose Mourinho’s side will be attempted to accept as they may well lose Periera for nothing during the summer transfer window if they do not sell next month.