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Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira talks about permanent departure from Old Trafford

Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira talks about a permanent exit from Old Trafford after enjoying Lazio on loan last summer… with the Brazilian declaring ‘Rome could be my final home’

  • Andreas Pereira is reportedly ready to cut his losses and leave Man United
  • The Brazilian midfielder spent the 2020/21 season in Italy playing for Lazio
  • Pereira’s deal at Old Trafford runs until 2023, but it looks like his future may be elsewhere

Andreas Pereira is remarking that he is looking for a way out of Manchester United after discussing the prospect of a return to Italy this summer.

The Brazilian had ambitions to get a regular role on United’s squad but found little joy and had to make do with loans, the most recent of which was with Lazio last season.

Pereira, who made 33 appearances in all competitions for Lazio last season, is now looking for a way to stay in Rome.

Andreas Pereira is tired of limited opportunities at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a wealth of options to choose from in midfield

Andreas Pereira (left) would get tired of limited opportunities at Manchester United

‘I would like to go back to the Biancoceleste [Lazio] if I had more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time,” Pereira told Gianluca Di Marzio.

“I know I would do even better if I had more space. Even the fans agree, they wrote to me about it on social networks.

“At Lazio I have always done my best in the time I got. I think my performance would be better if I had more minutes and more freedom to play.

“I like the style of play and the team spirit in Serie A. Lazio is a priority in my heart, but your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?’

Pereira enjoyed his spell with Lazio last season on loan and has now spoken of a permanent return permanente

Pereira enjoyed his spell with Lazio last season on loan and has now spoken of a permanent return permanente

Pereira’s contract with United expires in the summer of 2023, so Solskjaer is unlikely to let him go for next to nothing.

But with a desire to increase his playing time, looking to work his way into Brazil’s plans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he knows a small role at United won’t help his cause.

“I hope next season will be the best of my life, I’m working on it,” Pereira added.

“Physically and mentally I am ready to take responsibility on the field: I want to play.”

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