Fans love Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even more after he starts Andreas Pereira

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The academy graduate is a surprise inclusion in the starting XI to face Burnley

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has further endeared himself to Manchester United fans by naming Andreas Pereira in his starting XI to face Burnley.

The 23-year-old academy graduate has not started a Premier League game since August 19 and rumours suggested he was heading out on loan this month.

Pereira gets his chance against Burnley

However, Solskjaer dispelled those reports by confirming the midfielder is a big part of his plans.

“I can’t see him going out on loan, because Andreas has done fantastic in training ever since I’ve come back,” he said.

“I’ve kept in touch with Warren [Joyce, former United reserves coach], who had him in the reserves, so I know about Andreas.


“He’s a player I can see playing quite a few games for us towards the end of the season.”

And the interim boss proved he is a man of his word, much to the delight of the many United fans who have been eager for Pereira to play.

He and his team-mates will be looking to seal a record ninth-consecutive win under Solskjaer – which would be the best start from any Premier League manager in history.

 



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