Andreas Pereira admits he is growing “frustrated” at his lack of game time at Manchester United, but he is willing to fight for his place.
Belgium-born Brazilian Pereira is one of the more highly-rated players in the youth ranks at Old Trafford, having joined the club in 2011 as a 16-year-old.
However, Pereira has started just one game in all competitions for United so far this season – a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, which ended with an exit in a penalty shoot-out.
The 20-year-old has been limited to 78 minutes over three substitute appearances in the Premier League, and a 28-minute Champions League cameo, but admits he is increasingly “frustrated” about a lack of playing opportunities.
Of manager Louis van Gaal, Pereira told Globo Esporte: “He asks me to continue to work hard, that the one day the opportunity will appear.
“Of course I get frustrated sometimes because I’m not playing, but the coach always talks to me.
“I am a United player. I do not know if they want to loan me out, but I’m working for more opportunities.”
“I’m doing my work for United, but of course, I have to show up for the Brazil staff, so I need to play more and have more opportunities,” he added Globo Esporte. “To play in the Olympics is a big dream.”