In search of regular playing time and to revive his career, Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira spent the last season on loan at Lazio.
The midfielder’s decision to join the Italian club wasn’t rewarded because he managed only five starts in all competitions, which included three league apperances.
He returned to Old Trafford and is currently training with the Red Devils. Pereira has given an interview to Gianlucadimarzio.com, where he kept stressing, he deserved more time to showcase his qualities last season.
“I know I could do even better if I was given more space. Even the fans agree, they wrote me about it on social networks,” he said.
“At Lazio I have always given my best in the time I was granted. I think my performance could be better if I had more minutes and more freedom to play. When you come in at the end of the game, the task you have to do tactically is not the best “.
Pereira has two years left on his contract with the Premier League club. Despite the limited playing time with the Serie A side, the 25-year-old has opened the door to return to Italy, where his priority would be to join the Biancocelesti.
“I’d like to go back to the Biancoceleste if I was given more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time,” the United player explained.
“I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A. Lazio have priority in my heart, but your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?”
“The fans are the main reason for my passion for Lazio. Even without having them at the stadium, I was able to feel their affection in the streets and especially on social networks.”
Although there’s no clarity as to where he will play next season, the former Valencia loanee has made it clear he needs to play regular football. Pereira may find it difficult to enjoy more game time with the English club, considering the options Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have at his disposal next campaign.
“I hope next season will be the best of my life, I’m working towards it. Physically and mentally I’m ready to take responsibility on the pitch: I want to play,” Pereira said.