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‘Good player’: Erik ten Hag really happy for Fulham midfielder Andreas Pereira

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said that he is pleased for Andreas Pereira who has established himself as a key player for Fulham this season.

The Brazilian spent the previous campaign on loan with Flamengo in Brazil and he came close to joining them permanently before a disagreement over financial terms.

This paved the way for his summer move to Fulham from Old Trafford and Pereira has since been a top-class performer for the west London side in all competitions.

The 27-year-old has amassed three goals and six assists from 31 outings and speaking in his press conference, Ten Hag has said that he has no regrets over letting him go.

The Dutch tactician added that he knew him from his youth days at PSV Eindhoven and he is ‘really happy’ that the midfielder took the right step to join the Cottagers.

He told “He is a good player and I know him a long time, I had him in the youth of PSV before he transferred to Man United and I am really happy for him.”

“I think it was the right step and he had to play on a regular basis. He didn’t do it over several years at United and there comes a point you have to make a step maybe back to make a step in the future. I think he is doing a good job.”

United booked their spot in the quarter-final of the Europa League on Thursday. They are now scheduled to face Sevilla in the competition and should be favourites to progress.

However, the immediate focus will be on the FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham on Sunday. United are definitely front-runners on paper but can’t take Marco Silva’s side lightly.

The London outfit have performed above their expectations this term. United only beat them in the league at Craven Cottage after a dramatic late winner from Alejandro Garnacho.

Hence, it won’t be a straight-forward Cup tie and Ten Hag will likely pick his strongest possible line-up. This will be the club’s final game before the March international break.

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