Andreas Pereira produces sublime skills against Southampton Under-21s

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Adnan Januzaj will take the headlines after a brace on his first appearance for Manchester United Under-21s since returning from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month - but Andreas Pereira also caught the eye with a wonderful individual performance against Southampton.

The 20-year-old was brimming with confidence at Leigh Sports Village and took the crowd’s collective breath away with several moments of real quality.

The Brazil Under-20 international, who was born and raised in Belgium, was on the bench at Anfield on Sunday afternoon and could find himself battling with Januzaj for a place in the first-team’s matchday squad against the Saints this weekend. (Scroll down this page to watch Pereira’s skills).


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During one moment in the match, Pereira produced two lovely pieces of skill in the space of 10 seconds.

He played a quick two-touch pass to a teammate and then brilliantly back-heeled the ball into the path of Januzaj, who was awarded a penalty after he was fouled inside the box.

Video: Pereira skill

Pereira also went close to scoring a potential Goal of the Season contender when he juggled the ball three times - one of his touches took out a Southampton defender - before volleying the ball towards goal with his left foot. It took a top save from the Southampton goalkeeper to deny him.

Bonus video: Pereira highlights v Southampton U21s

Pereira is staying at United

Manchester United fans will be delighted that the club managed to tie Pereira down to a new contract at the end of last season.

The youngster signed a new three-year deal - with the option for a further year - following speculation linking him with a host of top European clubs.

Manchester United fans: is Andreas Pereira even more talented than Adnan Januzaj? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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