Andreas Pereira is reportedly open about leaving the Red Devils on a short-term deal at the very least as the club is amidst a storm regarding their current state and poor play overall.
“I am a United player, I have heard through the media that there are several clubs interested, he told Globo.
“I don’t know if United will want to loan me out but I am working hard to get more opportunities. Manchester will decide.”
He clearly wants to progress his career and looks at a loan as an ideal deal such that his dream of representing his nation in a major tournament will be realised. The competition in question is the Rio Olympics which will be taking place in his homeland during the summer. The player is keen to get in the Selecao squad for this tournament.
“Working hard in United… well, it is clear I need to play more for the Brazil scouts, so I need to have more chances. Playing the Olympics is a massive dream,” he said.
“[Van Gaal] asks me to keep working hard, that at some point the opportunity will arise. I am focused and doing my best.
“Of course, sometimes I get frustrated by not playing, but the manager is always talking to me. I need to play more time, and the club will decide [my exit] with my agent.”
It is certainly perplexing for a player who had displayed so much promise in his earlier days at United as well as at his previous club, PSV. With United struggling mightily in the attack, it might be a mistake to send out the promising youngster out on loan, but with the Olympics right on the horizon, the player might not want to take a chance.