Manchester United's Andreas Pereira seals Lazio loan move

"They're a big club, Lazio. Andreas needs to play regularly," says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Andreas Pereira
Image: Andreas Pereira made 40 appearances for Manchester United last season

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has joined Lazio on a season-long loan deal.

Pereira made 40 appearances for United last season, but the additions of Bruno Fernandes in January and Donny van de Beek this summer have pushed him down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old was left out of the matchday squad for United's first two Premier League games of the season against Brighton and Crystal Palace, as well as their Carabao Cup ties at Luton and Brighton.

Lazio are looking for reinforcements in midfield after missing out on David Silva, who decided to join La Liga side Real Sociedad following his exit from Manchester City.

"They're a big club, Lazio. Andreas needs to play regularly," United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club website.

"He started last season really well and played loads of games. You could see the confidence growing and see him developing but, after we signed Bruno, that position that Andy played in was taken because Bruno came in and had such an impact.

"We decided this is what was best for Andreas."

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