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Andreas Pereira 'Turned Into Prime Paul Scholes' With Outrageous Screamer Of A Volley From 25 Yards Out

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Andreas Pereira 'Turned Into Prime Paul Scholes' With Outrageous Screamer Of A Volley From 25 Yards Out

Andreas Pereira took a page out of Paul Scholes' playbook by scoring an incredible 25-yard volley in Manchester United's pre-season clash against Brentford.

Anthony Elanga opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the first half at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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However, Brentford bounced back only minutes later as Shandon Baptiste pulled back an equaliser.

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Pereira, who spent last season out on loan in Serie A with Lazio, sent United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a clear message with his time on the pitch against Brentford.

Jesse Lingard fired a shot from outside of the box directly at David Raya, who managed to parry his effort away.

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Ethan Pinnock then headed the ball out of the Brentford box, only for it to fall directly into the path of Pereira.

Pereira took the shot first time and fired a rocket of a volley into the back of the Brentford net, with Raya standing little chance of stopping the Scholes-esque strike.

Unsurprisingly, the 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder's screamer has evoked memories from United fans of Scholes' sensational volley against Aston Villa in 2006.

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"Every pre-season Andreas Pereira turns into prime Scholes! That was something special," one fan tweeted.

Someone else wrote: "Andreas Pereira channelling his inner Paul Scholes."

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A third said: "Andreas Pereira remembered that it's pre-season so decided to turn into Paul Scholes again. Hell of a strike."

And a fourth added: "Can't believe I've just witnessed Andreas Pereira score the type of screamer we'd expect from the likes of [Wayne] Rooney or Scholes."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Despite Pereira's wonderful strike restoring United's lead, Brentford once again pulled level late in the second half thanks to Bryan Mbeumo.

United, who suffered a 4-2 defeat to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, were held to a 2-2 draw against Brentford at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils will resume their pre-season campaign against Preston on 31st July before facing Everton on 7th August.

Featured Image Credit: MUTV/Twitter

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Brentford, Premier League, England, Andreas Pereira, Old Trafford

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