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Pereira returning to Man Utd with scouts hailing Flamengo form

Andreas Pereira is returning to Manchester United with the club's scouts hailing his Flamengo form.

United scouts sent to watch a potential transfer target in Brazil have returned to report that one of their own players was the most impressive on the pitch.

United's talent-spotters sent to watch 21-year-old midfielder Joao Gomes play for Flamengo instead highlighted Andreas Pereira as the most notable performer on the night, says the Daily Mail.

The 26-year-old has been on the periphery of the United squad in recent seasons but has shone since making a loan move to the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A at the start of the season.

United's scouts were sent to watch exciting midfield prospect Gomes but came back with reports on Pereira, who shone in Flamengo's most recent outing.

The 26-year-old midfielder scored the opener and got an assist during their 2-1 over Fluminense in the league last weekend - while Gomes was an unused sub.

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