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​Pereira eager to show van Gaal his worth

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is hoping to capitalise on another opportunity to impress Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal in United's League Cup clash with Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

Pereira scored with a sublime free-kick in his senior debut as United defeated Ipswich Town 3-0 in the last round of the competition.

The 19-year-old is hoping for more of the same come Wednesday.

"I hope I get another opportunity and I hope I can show the manager and impress everyone in the stadium and my team-mates," Pereira told United Review.

"If a free-kick appears and you've been practising, you sometimes have a feeling you will score. You feel confident and it's a very good feeling when the ball goes in.

"I spend a lot of time practising them, but I also try to improve everything, not especially one thing. I practise my free-kicks, my shooting, my dribbling - everything."
Gerard Laws
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