Andreas Pereira has revealed it’s his dream to play at a World Cup for Brazil and that his aim of returning to the national team will influence his decision on the next step of his career.
Despite scoring a sensational goal in the pre-season friendly with Brentford, Pereira is unlikely to be in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for the forthcoming season.
The midfielder spent the entirety of last season on loan at Serie A side Lazio and is set to leave Old Trafford again this summer, either on another loan or on a permanent basis.
Pereira is open to a departure as he aims to fight his way back into the Brazil squad.
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“Yes,” he told TNT Sports when asked if earning more caps would influence his decision on his future.
“My biggest dream is to play a World Cup with the Selecao and I know that with continuity and hard work I can get there once again. Especially with my long-distance kick, which is rare in Brazilian football.”
Pereira currently has just one cap for Brazil to his name which he won in a friendly against El Salvador in 2018.
Speaking more in-depth on what he wants this forthcoming season, Pereira detailed his desire to play regular football.
“I’m ready to play, I’m not a boy anymore. I’m a man ready to take responsibility,” he continued.
“I’m sure that with playing time and continuity as a starter in my position, I can show what I’ve done at the academy, I can score more goals and make assists. A player of my position needs the confidence to play and the freedom to dare on the field.
“In Manchester or elsewhere, the time has come to play, to have at least an hour per game on the field, to have the confidence to play. I want to be happy, to feel important.
“We are focused on looking for the best for my career. That’s what my staff thinks. And I know United want the same.”
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