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Watch: Man United Starlet Andreas Pereira Scores Screamer For Valencia

Watch: Man United Starlet Andreas Pereira Scores Screamer For Valencia

Andreas Pereira's season-long loan move to Valencia may not have been one that Jose Mourinho agreed with, but the Manchester United manager will no doubt have been impressed by what he saw from the young midfielder, during Valencia's stunning 6-3 victory over Real Betis, last night.

The Belgian born, Brazil U23 international actually began Los Che's game against Betis on the bench, but made sure he make the most of his opportunity when it was presented to him in the second half.

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As Betis poured forward, trying to reduce the deficit to 5-4, Valencia broke forward, with the ball finally reaching the 21-year-old on the left-hand side of the Betis 18-yard box.

Pereira quickly cut inside before unleashing an unstoppable 20-yard screamer into the top right corner, putting the gloss on a quite remarkable victory.


The goal capped off an absolutely insane game of football, which saw the visitors storm into a 4-0 lead, thanks to goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia, Goncalo Guedes, Rodrigo and Santi Mina.

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Betis, though, didn't lie down and just accept defeat and instead began mounting an extraordinary comeback, scoring three times in six minutes through Joel Campbell, Antonio Sanabria and Cristian Tello, bringing them to within one goal of parity.

Simone Zaza and then finally Pereira put an end to the fightback, though, sending the free scoring Los Che into second place in the La Liga table, four points behind leaders Barcelona, who dropped their first points of the season, following their draw at Atletico Madrid, on Saturday evening.

Speaking of Pereira's move to Valencia, Jose Mourinho originally said, via Metro, "Andreas Pereira was a personal decision that I don't agree with.

"A decision I don't think honestly is the best decision for him, a decision that disappoints me a little bit, because I think he has the potential to be here fighting for a position, for opportunities, and fighting to be a Manchester United player.

"I think his decision can be considered a decision of a young player who wants to play every weekend but can also be considered a decision by a young player that is not ready to fight for something difficult and it's difficult to play in the Manchester United midfield.

"You have to be ready to fight for a position and I am a bit disappointed that he left. But okay, it was his decision, I open the door for his decision, he has a long-term contract, we have the option to bring him back on January 1st, so we have that situation under control.

"It is not a drama but is a decision that disappoints me a little bit."

Given that Mourinho is currently without Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini through injury, Pereira might have actually been handed a few opportunities by the Portuguese manager, recently, although if he continues to produce the goods in Spain, he may find himself back at Old Trafford in January.

(H/T Metro)

Featured Image Credit: Sport TV 2

Topics: valencia, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Andreas Pereira, La Liga

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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