Andreas Pereira eyes first-team role at Manchester United

Andreas Pereira of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United FC and VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford on September 30, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira hopes to play his way into Jose Mourinho's first-team plans having spent last season out on loan.

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has set his sights on breaking into the first team during the upcoming campaign.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at La Liga side Granada, scoring five goals in 37 appearances across all competitions during his time in Spain.

Pereira was unable to prevent Granada from suffering relegation from La Liga, but having returned to Old Trafford he is now hopeful of playing his way into Jose Mourinho's plans.

"I am very happy that I am back, and I can be part of this team," he told MUTV.

"I will try to do my best to stay here, get an important role for the season, to help my teammates and to impress the manager.

"It boosts me that the people here trust the young players. I am very happy for the young players and I want to be a part of this team as well."

Pereira, who has only made 13 senior appearances for United before, is currently with the squad on their pre-season tour of the United States.

 Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
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