Manchester United starlet Andreas Pereira claims he has found a new position while on loan at Granada and wants to bring his newfound qualities to Jose Mourinho's first-team.

The Brazilian youngster spent the entire season at the Spanish club, who were relegated from La Liga, with the 21-year-old playing 37 times.

Pereira was often lauded for his performances in United's youth team and he believes that the work he has done with Granada has made him ready to make the big step up.


The South American was used in a lot of different positions in Spain and he believes this tinkering has allowed him to find a new role suited to his game.

"I played out wide in the beginning then, after that, I played more as a no.10 and, then in the last two or three months, I’ve played as a central midfielder," he told

"It went well and I think I have found another position. I think it’s good to be more of an all-round player and Granada have used me in every midfield position so I am happy the coach trusted me and I did my job. 

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"It’s important but, as always, I will go where the manager needs me, I will play in any position and feel I can fulfil many roles."

Pereira also stated that playing in a team who did not dominate the ball helped him grown into a central midfield role.

"I think I did the best thing for me doing what I did. If I went on loan somewhere that I can play easily, sit back and just do my thing, of course, it’d be good but, at United, we always had the ball and I’ve had to do things I’m not used to since I came here. 

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"I have had to defend and we play on the counter-attack and can play long balls sometimes. I was not used to this with United so it has been difficult but it’s a good challenge for me and I’m handling it as well."