Andreas Pereira has opened up about Jose Mourinho’s time in charge at Old Trafford, per Manchester Evening News via Esporte Interativo.
Although Pereira spent a fair amount of time on loan in La Liga during Mourinho’s turbulent tenure with the Red Devils, the 24-year-old implied he is keen to work with the Portuguese manager again in the future.
Speaking to the Brazilian outlet, the midfielder said “The guy is different. He helped me a lot. He gave me my first game in the Premier League.”
“When I was with him, I was called up by the national team, so all thanks to him. But he’s great.”
He concluded “he tells you if he likes you, if you do the wrong thing or not. Whether he’s with you or not. Very good coach. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to work with him at Manchester.”
The Manchester United academy graduate has made more appearances under Mourinho’s successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, playing in 23 games in the Premier League this season, scoring 1 goal, creating 3 assists, taking 1.6 shots per game and completing 1.3 key passes on average (via WhoScored).
Pereira signed a new contract extension last year, keeping him at the Theatre of Dreams until June 2023, and his market value is estimated at £14.4m via Transfermarkt.
Regardless, his comments about the former boss have drawn the wrath of the United faithful, as plenty of supporters vented their frustrations on social media. One fan remarked “we don’t care” and another added “go to Spurs.”
Have a read through some of the scathing reactions down below…
Does this guy want us to not like him even more?
— 🇩🇪 (@UTDLui) April 29, 2020
then go to him to spurs 👌
— zrnazzt (@zrnDazzt) April 29, 2020
It’s not too late just follow him man
— 🦁 (@UtdSalim) April 29, 2020
Unfortunately he left you behind.
— Shatta Spiko✌ (@Spikonation) April 29, 2020
No one is stopping you joining him at spurs 🙄
— kwaku tee (@kwakustagger) April 29, 2020
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