Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira admits he has been ‘frustrated at times’ this season – but has been told to stay patient by Louis van Gaal.
The 20-year-old Brazilian has made seven first-team appearances this campaign, and reports suggest he could leave Old Trafford on loan this month.
Pereira says his short-term future is uncertain, but says he is happy to leave any decision up to the club’s hierarchy.
“I’m a United player, [but] I’ve seen in the press that there are various other clubs interested,” Pereira told GloboEsporte.
“I don’t know if United want to loan me out but I’m working hard to get more opportunities. It’s their decision.”
Pereira could feature for Brazil in this summer’s Olympics, and admits he will need to play more if he is to realise his ‘dream’ of playing in Rio de Janeiro.
“I’m focused on doing my job at United, [but] of course I want to be more visible to those in Brazil,” he said.
“So I need to play more and get more chances. Playing in the Olympics is a big dream of mine. [Louis van Gaal] has asked me to keep working hard and that my chance will come. I’m doing my best.
“Of course I get frustrated at times that I’m not playing, but the coach is always speaking to me.
“I need more game-time and the club will decide with my agent.”