Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed the game against Chelsea got him exhausted as it was so demanding but worth it. The Brazilian played for 74 minutes against the Blues on Sunday.
United defeated Chelsea 4-0 in our opening game of the season, and Pereira who had a good game in midfield has revealed he was pleased with the support from the fans.
Pereira told the South China Morning Post: “I was dead. But the crowd was so loud I felt I could run all day long. I walked around the pitch which was strange as I didn’t know we had to do that, but the crowd applauded me and that made me feel very proud.
“I didn’t receive many balls. It was sloppy and nervy. The second half was better. There was more space and I could get free myself into the pockets and I made the assist for the goal.”
On making the starting 11, he said: “I was confident that I was going to play because I was doing well. The manager has told me that he has the confidence in me to play and that means so much to me. I wanted to show him that he was not wrong. Young players think like this.
“We started the game today with five academy players. We had two more on the bench. This is exceptional. This is the United way, the Manchester United DNA. We have a young team, it’s fresh blood and that’s what the club needs to be mixed with the experienced players that we have.”