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Pereira wants Ole to stay at United's wheel


Andreas Pereira
Andreas Pereira

By Simon Peach

Andreas Pereira hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stays for many seasons to come given the way he has helped the midfielder and Manchester United evolve during his first 12 months in charge.

Yesterday marked a year since the 1999 treble hero returned to the club as caretaker manager following the departure of divisive Jose Mourinho.

Solskjaer's side remain a work in progress but the United boss celebrated his first anniversary by leading them past Colchester United and into the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scored either side of a Ryan Jackson own goal in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Wednesday, when the side displayed a mentality that midfielder Pereira believes the manager has helped shape.

"I think we have evolved a lot," the Brazilian said.

"Mentally we are more patient, we work for each other more and more and we have more confidence on the pitch.

"I think that's all the United way we play, like the counter-attack we are playing very good. We're very direct and I think he has a massive part in that.

"Hopefully we can keep that going and he can stay for many more years."

Pereira is tied to the club until at least 2023 after signing improved terms in the summer and believes Solskjaer is taking his game on.

"He helped me a lot," he said. "The manager, the staff, everybody. I think as a player I have grown, especially mentally, I am very strong from last season."

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