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Just on Wednesday, Manchester United skipper Antonio Valencia courted controversy when he liked an Instagram post that urged the club to axe Jose Mourinho. However, he revealed that he did it by mistake.

He said: “Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture.

“These are not my views and I apologise for this. I am fully supportive of the manager and my teammates.

“We are all giving our everything to improve the results.”

And now, Andreas Pereira has added to the sense of unrest that seemed to be around the club by liking a post that said ‘we need these two in our midfield’ alongside a picture of both himself and Fred.

Pereira and Fred both started the first two matches of the season for Manchester United, but have both lost their place to Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini.

Pereira’s bright start to the season earned him a call up to the Brazil national team last month and he featured in the Selecao’s 5-0 win over El Savador.

Pereira became the first player born outside Brazil to represent the Brazilian national team in over 100 years. Pereira who was born in Duffel, Belgium, qualifies to play for  Brazil due to the nationality of his father.