Andreas Pereira will be wondering what he did wrong
Amid all the underperformers at Manchester United, Andreas Pereira must be wondering what he did wrong.
A few weeks ago Pereira had what we felt could be his breakthrough moment at United.
His long-range strike at Old Trafford against Southampton showed what he is capable of. Days later he starred for United away to PSG in a famous win.
Since then, it seems remarkable, but Pereira has not been picked to start a single game, and even dropped down for one match into the under-23s.
He has featured off the bench regularly, for brief minutes.
Pereira’s game time since away to PSG has consisted of 19, 27, 6, 5, 15 and 13-minute appearances.
Quite what he is expected to do in 13 minutes away to Everton at 4-0 down is beyond us.
Nemanja Matic keeps getting chances, going straight back into the line up at Pereira’s expense.
Pereira only played five minutes out of a possible 180 against Barcelona over two legs.
He might not have been able to prevent United’s poor run in recent weeks, but it seems odd that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is so reluctant to start him.
Given that his last two starts were so successful, Pereira needs to ask Solskjaer quite what he did wrong, and how he can get back into his starting line up.
United need to make some changes and bringing Pereira back in over the final few games has to be an option.