Angel Di Maria: Andreas Pereira Names the Biggest Flop He Played With at Manchester United

Angel Di Maria: Andreas Pereira Names the Biggest Flop He Played With at Manchester United

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 19, 2024 at 11:24 AM
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  • Andreas Pereira recently opened up about his struggles at Manchester United
  • The Fulham star went on to name the biggest flop at Old Trafford during his time
  • Pereira joined the Cottagers in 2022 after he failed to nail a starting role at United

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Former Manchester United midfielder, Andreas Pereira, has opened up about the biggest flop he played with during his time at Old Trafford.

The Brazilian spent 11 years at the Theatre of Dreams before he quit the Premier League giants for rivals, Fulham.

Andreas Pereira celebrates after scoring during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford in 2021. Photo by Visionhaus.
Andreas Pereira celebrates after scoring during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford in 2021. Photo by Visionhaus.
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Despite his long stay at United, which saw him share the dressing room with top-tier names, Pereira never managed to solidify his position in the starting line-up for the club.

Goal reports that before a permanent move to Fulham in 2022, where he now enjoys regular play time, the midfielder played on loan at Granada, Valencia, Lazio, and Flamengo.

Pereira names the biggest Man United flop

The Brazillian has now opened up on how difficult it can get even for primo players to adapt to the Old Trafford lifestyle.

Speaking to Rio Ferdinand's YouTube channel FIVE, Pereira named Angel Di Maria as one of the best players who failed to live up to his billing at Old Trafford.

The midfielder noted that the Argentine was a top-class player that needed enough time on the pitch but was not able to adapt to the EPL club.

"For me, Angel Di Maria. From the first session, he was unbelievable. He arrived from the Champions League final, being the best player, after the first season everyone said we would win the league," Pereira said.
"This guy was amazing. The Leicester goal… When he did the heart [celebration] after… Then you know what happened. It was crazy. He didn’t adapt. Then the thing happened with his family. I was thinking, 'How can this kind of player not play at United?' - so the pressure is there," he added.

Di Maria names his ultimate teammates XI

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Di Maria naming his ultimate XI of players he has shared the dressing room with.

The Argentine, who was part of the 2022 World Cup winning squad, included Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi.

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