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Andreas Pereira edges closer to Man Utd exit

Andreas Pereira, Bruno Fernandes
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Andreas Pereira could be the first Manchester United player to fall victim to Bruno Fernandes’ telling impact at Old Trafford, reports say.

Andreas Pereira’s career at Manchester United is drawing to a close after the Red Devils deemed the Brazilian midfielder surplus to requirements.

Fernandes’ influence on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s set-up has been second to none, as the Portuguese maestro almost single-handedly turned United’s fortunes around since joining from Sporting Lisbon in January.

Former PSV Eindhoven youth academy graduate has ended up as a bit-player at the Theatre of Dreams following Fernandes’ arrival, making just two Premier League starts in the second half of 2019/20 season.

Indeed, since the 25-year-old Portugal international completed his £47million move to Manchester, Pereira has barely got a chance to feature for Solskjaer’s side.

Having found himself at the bottom of the pecking order, the 24-year-old could hit the road in the summer, with Valencia and Benfica expressing an interest.

As reported by The Times, Manchester United will be looking to cut Pereira loose in the summer to make way for fresh faces.

The Premier League giants have compiled a list of three high-profile midfielders who could join the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the center of the park.

Jack Grealish, Donny van de Beek, and Saul Niguez are the three plausible solutions for United.

The Red Devils have been monitoring the trio’s development for quite some time now, and there’s a genuine feeling Solskjaer will choose one of them in the end.

Meanwhile, Manchester United continue to chase the Borussia Dortmund whizz-kid Jadon Sancho despite failing to overcome a sticking point in the shape of his £100million price tag.

Solskjaer is desperate to make the 20-year-old winger his marquee summer signing and pair him up with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the final third.