THIS IS WHY ANDREAS PEREIRA HAS ANDREAS AND NOT PEREIRA ON HIS MANCHESTER UNITED SHIRT

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Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed why he has his first name and not surname on his Manchester United shirt.

According to Pereira, he opted to have his first name and not surname on his Manchester United shirt because there are a lot of other players who already have ‘Pereira’ on the backs of their shirts.

“It’s because a lot of players have Pereira,” Pereira said.

“My dad used to play with Pereira on the back and I wanted to change because, in Belgium, everyone knows I’m the son of my dad. The son of Pereira. I wanted to change that and start my own way and be Andreas on my own and be known as Andreas.”

Pereira also revealed the name his teammates call him.

“They call me Andy or Andreas,” Pereira said.

“So I respond to every name. So I can speak with everyone at the club. It’s good because I can understand everything!”

Pereira started United’s opening two games of the season but has barely featured since the defeat at Brighton in August.