Andreas Pereira celebrates after scoring solo goal for Flamengo
Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira returned from suspension for Flamengo last night.
An accumulation of yellow cards had kept the midfielder out of the 2-2 draw with Chapecoense.
But he was straight back into the side for the clash with Bahia, and helped his side to a 3-0 win.
Pereira completed the scoring three minutes from time with a solo strike; a smart run finished off by a goal from outside the box.
As per WhoScored, Pereira was man of the match on his return to the side.
His 86 touches were only bettered by one player on the pitch, and he created two chances to go with his goal.
Pereira’s pass accuracy was 91.4 per cent and his all-round performance earned a match rating of 8.03 out of 10.
It was a bad tempered game too, with three red cards in total; one for Flamengo and two for their visitors by the time Andreas scored.
The goal can be seen in the video below.
The win means Flamengo are third in Serie A, with a game in hand on Palmeiras in second place.
There is a reported 12 million Euros option to buy in Pereira’s loan deal – £10 million – but the gap in finances between English and South American football means UOL report that fee is viewed in Brazil as ‘astronomical’.
United will have to hope that Pereira maintains his strong form and the prospect of signing him becomes so irresistible that they work out a way to make it happen financially.
Players loaned out by Manchester United for 2021/22
- Nathan Bishop
Mansfield Town (Season long loan)
- Tahith Chong
Birmingham City (Season long loan)
- Di’Shon Bernard
Hull City (Season long loan)
- Facundo Pellistri
Alaves (Season long loan)
- Ethan Galbraith
Doncaster Rovers (Season long loan)
- Dylan Levitt
Dundee United (Season long loan)
- Andreas Pereira
Flamengo (Season long loan)
- James Garner
Nottingham Forest (Season long loan)
- Brandon Williams
Norwich City (Season long loan)
- Ethan Laird
Bournemouth (January to end of season)
- Teden Mengi
Birmingham City (January to end of season)
- Axel Tuanzebe
Napoli (January to end of season)
- Anthony Martial
Sevilla (January to end of season)
- Reece Devine
Walsall (January to end of season)
Rangers (January to end of season)
- Donny van de Beek
Everton (January to end of season)
- Matej Kovar
Burton Albion (January to end of season)
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