Premier League: Andreas Pereira yet to start talks with Manchester United over new deal

Image: Andreas Pereira: Has not started contract discussions with Manchester United

Andreas Pereira says that Manchester United have not yet contacted him regarding a new contract, but he is following Louis van Gaal's advice and staying calm.

The 18-year-old Belgium-born Brazil Under-20 midfielder made his debut in United’s 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat at MK Dons in August, and has been tipped to make a number of first-team appearances this season.

With concerns growing over Pereira’s long-term future, the youngster says that van Gaal has told him to not worry, while debunking the idea that the Dutch boss disfavours Brazilian players.

Van Gaal told me to stay calm. He wants to give me a chance because I have plenty of talent.
Andreas Pereira

Talking to Lancenet, the teenager said: "They haven't contacted me yet, but Van Gaal told me to stay calm.

"He wants to give me a chance because I have plenty of talent. When he arrived at the club, I talked with him. He always does so.

“It's not true that (he doesn't like Brazilian players), he always treated me in a normal way."

Pereira praised the leadership qualities of United’s senior players, notably Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria.

"They are very humble, normal people," he added. "They talk with me, give me advice, they help a lot.

"They tell me what is better to do and not do. Anderson talks with me a lot and Darren Fletcher also helps."

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