Andreas Pereira says Louis van Gaal has nothing against Brazilians

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Manchester United starlet Andreas Pereira does not believe Louis van Gaal has a problem with Brazilian players.

A curious record of fallouts with Selecao stars over the course of his management career has left many wondering whether the Dutchman has an antipathy for players from the South American state.

His fractured relationship with Rivaldo and Giovanni whilst at Barcelona inspired the latter to describe him as 'the Hitler of the Brazilian players'.


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Similarly, Rafael da Silva suggested that Van Gaal had an aversion to Brazilians after sealing a move away from Old Trafford earlier this summer. 

The right-back said: "I know this history that he [van Gaal] doesn't like Brazilians, but I can't say, 'oh, he doesn't like Brazilians'.

"I know that he didn't like me, but if that's because I'm Brazilian, I don't know."

Blossoming relationship

But it is certainly not true of all Brazilians, at least according to Manchester United teenager Pereira. He claims to have a great relationship with the Red Devils manager, dismissing the longstanding suggestion as pure conspiracy.

"My relationship with him is normal, just like all the players. I don't think he had this business with Brazilians, no," the 19-year-old said, according to The Mirror.

"Everyone says that he sends Brazilians away, it's not so. He treats me normal and equal to everyone. I don't think he has anything against Brazilians.

"Everyone can say what they want, but with me it's going good."

Staying at Old Trafford

With his contract running into its final year and strong interest from PSG, Pereira had the chance to leave Manchester United, but instead decided to agree a three-year deal.

Van Gaal rewarded him with game time in Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States. He was also an unused substitute in the Premier League game against Tottenham last month.

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