“It’s not Fred” – Manchester United player hailed as the complete Brazilian midfielder

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Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, currently on loan with Brazilian club Flamengo, has been hailed as the complete Brazilian midfielder.

Brazilian sports journalist Elton Serra said of Pereira, as per Manchester Evening News: “He is playing really well.

“Being Brazilian, he had no major problems adapting to the country. He joined a team that was already tactically organized which also facilitated adaptation.

“He often acts as a number six, a role similar to [Paul] Pogba’s at Manchester United, but he also plays more advanced.

“The game in Brazil is slower than in England and because he has a more intense pace from his time in the Premier League, he is able to physically fulfil all functions in midfield. He is a complete player within the context of Brazilian football.

“The opinion is that Andreas is a different player by the standards of Brazilian football, precisely because of the intensity and mentality acquired in Europe.

“He is a player who has great chances of returning to play for the Brazilian team if he maintains his good performances. Flamengo fans are delighted with Andreas. Many want the club to pay Manchester United the €20 million.”

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