Jose Mourinho’s job at Man Utd is looking even bigger than anyone could have imagined upon the conclusion of last season. The Red Devils looked good last term, with their fine form leading them to a second place finish, and whilst they often struggled to dominate games, the consistency was there.
Unfortunately, though, they’ve had no such consistency so far this season. After four games, they’ve bagged 2 wins and 2 losses, and that leaves them sitting in mid-table in the Premier League. They’ve lacked quality throughout their games so far this season, and it’s evident that Mourinho has a lot of work to do to turn his team around.
However, fortunately, there is a lot of strength in depth at Man Utd, and there are a number of quality players that Mourinho can call on to turn things around.
One player that could give Man Utd what they’re missing at present is young Andreas Pereira. Despite the swathes of quality available in the middle of the park, Man Utd’s midfield has struggled so far this season. Nemanja Matic, Fred and Paul Pogba have all featured frequently, but each player has faced their own struggles so far this term. Naturally, then, it’s a position that Man Utd need to improve – and Pereira could add a lot of quality.
A deep-lying midfielder by trade, most Man Utd fans would agree that the 22-year-old was one of Man Utd’s best players over the summer, delivering consistent quality throughout their pre-season tour. He continued to impress in the Premier League, having looked good on the opening day of the season.
Pereira excels when given a playmaker-type role in the midfield. He has a fantastic range of passing, with defence-splitting deliveries and crosses able to add another facet to the Man Utd attack. In addition, he offers brilliant quality from set pieces, which is something that Man Utd lack, especially with Ashley Young no longer involved on a weekly basis. Not to mention, his goalscoring threat from set pieces is not yet something that Man Utd have been able to enjoy much, but that’s another facet to his game that Mourinho would love.
Man Utd have so many quality options in the midfield, but Pereira could offer some much-needed change, and he would offer something different to that which is currently on offer.
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