Ex-Man Utd U18 coach McGuinness: Andreas Pereira will be late bloomer

Former Manchester United U18 coach Paul McGuinness believes Andreas Pereira will be a late developer.

McGuinness says the talent and potential of the Brazilian is not in question.

He told Sky Sports: “Andreas Pereira is one of these players who could be something special in the end. At the moment, he’s got to learn how to fit into the team and how to be a team player.”

“But he has the belief and the ego to be a top player – and, importantly, the talent to go with it. He’s got the running power too.”

“It’s just a case of putting it together and knowing how to play your role in the team. Sometimes these players with real talent, they want to show how good they are all the time but when you’re a playmaker, you have to make everyone else play well. I’m sure he’ll learn that and I’m sure there could be a top player emerging when he’s 25 or 26.”

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