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Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira pushing for Lazio return

Thu 22 July 2021 | 16:18

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has expressed his desire to return to Serie A this summer.

The Brazilian midfielder spent last season on loan at

Lazio

, making 33 appearances and scoring one goal as they finished in sixth place.

The 25-year-old has returned to Old Trafford following his loan spell and is currently taking part in the Red Devils’ pre-season training sessions.

However, he is not satisfied with his situation at the Premier League club and has admitted that he would like to return to Lazio this summer and work under

Maurizio Sarri

.

Speaking to Italian journalist 

Gianluca Di Marzio

, the 25-year-old said he could have performed better if he had been given more time and space.

"I know I could do even better if I was given more space. Even the fans agree, they wrote to me about it on social networks.

"At Lazio I have always given my best in the time I was granted. I think my performance could be better if I had more minutes and more freedom to play. When you come in at the end of the game, the task you have to do tactically is not the best.

"I’d like to go back to the Biancoceleste [Lazio] if I was given more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time.

"I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A. Lazio have priority in my heart, but your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?"

Despite ups and downs and inconsistency over his career, the Brazilian is confident to turn things around in the upcoming season.

"I hope next season will be the best of my life, I’m working towards it,"

Pereira added.

"Physically and mentally I’m ready to take responsibility on the pitch: I want to play."


source: SportMob