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The 25-year-old midfielder, who is currently on a season-long loan at Brazilian side Flamengo after struggling to find first-team minutes at Old Trafford, has had somewhat of a resurgence in his native country.
So far, the United academy graduate has scored three goals for his new club, including a magnificent 30-yard free-kick in their Serie A clash against Juventude last night. You can check out that ridiculous finish below.
ANDREAS PEREIRA, WHAT A STRIKE :rocket: pic.twitter.com/T4Xx1tHE5M
- CBS Sports Golazo :soccer: (@CBSSportsGolazo) October 13, 2021
Here is another angle of his effort. Magnificent.
Andreas Pereira just scored this rocket of a free-kick for Flamengo #MUFC loanee loving life in Brazil. His 3rd goal.
Pereira's goal was the first direct free-kick for Flamengo in #Brasileiro in 3 years & 125 days @OptaJoao.@simpraisa #CRF pic.twitter.com/kMJ9AYSquc
- Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) October 13, 2021
Pereira, who has previously spent three seasons away from United during loan spells at Granada, Valencia and Lazio, is certainly making an impression in Brazil as Flamengo try and close the 11 point gap at the top of Serie A.
The Rio de Janeiro club lifted the league trophy in 2019 and 2020 and, with the help of Manchester United's loanee, they are bidding to win a second Copa Libertadores title in three years against Palmeiras next month.
If he carries on scoring goals like this, then Flamengo will have a great chance of making history this season.
Andreas Pereira is doing well at Flamengo. Happy for him. pic.twitter.com/ISNoMD6yXx
- Folabi (@OfficialFolabi) October 13, 2021
Those involved in the Brazilian are certainly impressed by Pereira's impact since arriving from Old Trafford in the summer.
"He plays more or less like Gerson, but he is much faster. He's also more dynamic than Gerson was," Flamengo legend Junior told Globo.
"He fights very hard, he comes from a school of play, the English game, in which you need to battle, and that might have been what was missing in this Flamengo team."
Flamengo fans more and more falling in love with Andreas Pereira.
Last few games has been playing as an attacking mid since both Everton Ribeiro and Arrascaeta are out. Not as effective further forward, but free kicks don't care about your position :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: pic.twitter.com/c1mVr15ymN
- Rio Coimbra :flag_br::soccer: (@the_elastico) October 13, 2021
Pereira has, of course, shown glimpses of his talent in the famous red. In a pre-season friendly against Brentford in July, he took a page out of Paul Scholes' playbook by scoring an incredible 25-yard volley.
Stop what you're doing and admire this piece of magic :scream:#MUFC @AndrinhoPereira
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 28, 2021
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