We all know footballers like to splash the cash.
After all, when you’re being paid hundreds of thousands of pounds a week, why not?
Some famous stars buy fancy clothes or flashy cars, while others indulge in even more material things.
Andreas Pereira is a perfect example of that, judging by his social media post from earlier this year.
The Manchester United midfielder was showing off his limited edition iPhone, worth £5000.
“Ready for business with my own 1 of 1 edition 24k gold & white iPhone 11 Pro,” he wrote on Instagram, with a picture of the blinged-up phone.
So what makes it so special? Per The Sun, Pereira’s handset has his monogrammed initials picked in gold and the slogan “tiki-taka legend” inscribed on the back.
Check out the image below:
We’re not jealous at all, Andreas. But does ‘tika-taka legend’ really best describe the Man United midfielder?
In the Premier League this season, he has averaged just under 30 successful passes each game. That hardly makes him a legend of the tika-taka.
In fact, a ridiculous 61 other midfielders average more passes each game than Pereira. Even United teammate Fred averages 62 passes.
To further dispel the suggestion that the Brazilian is a passing legend, we just need to look as far as his stats against Wolves earlier this year.
During that fixture, Pereira failed to make a single key pass and lost possession 14 times. That’s pretty poor.
His performance certainly didn’t go down well with fans on social media either.
“I never want to see him play for this club AGAIN!!!,” one supporter tweeted.
“Please don’t try to dribble your way through… give the ball early… pass and move into space… get the basics [down]. Thank you,” another added.
Perhaps Pereira should have ‘average Premier League midfielder’ rather than ‘tika-taka legend’ on the back of his next phone.
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