Manchester United have a world-renowned academy and we are always looking for the next top talent bursting through the youth teams.
Not all make it into the first team, but they could end up elsewhere — maybe even down a couple of divisions — and still make a good career for themselves.
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There’s more to the academy than football development. The environment helps shape these boys for the future and the personality traits they build from being around one another.
Andreas Pereira knows what it’s like to come through the youth system and make it into the first-team. The lads beneath him should be trying to learn what he had to do to make the mark.
He was asked to describe the academy in three words.
However, Pereira answered with more than three words!
He said: “There’s more than three but I’d say: Tough, hard work and be happy.”h
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 3, 2019
Pereira will be at United next season but the majority of last term felt like his last at Old Trafford.
José Mourinho made use of the Brazil international in a holding midfield position at the beginning of the campaign, but pulled him as soon as Nemanja Matic returned from his break after the World Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will undoutbedly give him more game time next season.