Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has selected youngster Andreas Pereira in his five-a-side team for the Red Devils, reports the club's official site.
Valdes, who signed an 18-month deal with United earlier on this season, still hasn't made his debut for the club after a lengthy spell out of the game through injury.
Fans of the Old Trafford outfit will no doubt be expecting the Spanish international to feature on a far more regular basis in the 2015/16 campaign, but it remains to be seen as to whether he will make his debut for the club in the final two games of this season.
One thing's for sure, though, he's certainly enjoyed himself with his new teammates on the training ground at Carrington, and it appears that he's been impressed with one youngster in particular.
When asked to select his United five-a-side team, with himself between the sticks, Valdes picked 19-year-old Pereria, alongside the star trio of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera.
Valdes stated: "Ah, I feel a special love for Juan Mata and Ander Herrera. And also Andreas Pereira. One more? Wayne Rooney – it is a good team I think!"
There's no doubt about it, Valdes clearly has a great deal of love for his fellow Spaniards, whilst he has clearly taken to Pereria, who is slowly but surely breaking into the first-team scene at Old Trafford.
And Valdes has admitted that he's enjoying life in Manchester, claiming the Spanish contingent has helped him settle to life on English soil.
He continued by saying: "It’s a friendly group and an easy group for enabling you to adapt when you are here and your English is maybe not so good!
"So it’s great to be next to Mata and Herrera in the changing room."
2015/16 will be big for Pereria
For Pereria, though, next season will be a huge one in his development as a Manchester United player. At the end of the day, after signing with the club for the long-term, he's clearly rated by Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal, so will no doubt be hoping to break into the side next term.
Perhaps, though, a loan deal would be best for the youngster as he goes in search of first-team football week in, week out. If he remains at United for the 2015/16, then it's crucial he's handed the opportunities to impress.
He's certainly an exciting talent, and may well roam the pitch at Old Trafford for many years to come.
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