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31st Jul 2017

Manchester United supporters noticed something very unique about Andreas Pereira’s corners

This was spotted by a lot of fans

Darragh Murphy

That’s confidence.

Manchester United have struggled in the past with deliveries from corner kicks and the nadir of that unfortunate truth came when Phil Jones was relied upon to swing the ball into the penalty box back in January, 2015.

They’ve got the likes of Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford nowadays, so things are looking up.

And if Andreas Pereira manages to fight his way into Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans, then the Red Devils might have the most confident corner-taker in the Premier League setting up chances.

Pereira starred for United during their 3-0 preseason victory over Valerenga on Sunday, when he came off the bench to replace Marouane Fellaini, who had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Pereira was immediately put on corner duty and he didn’t take long to prove his worth as he whipped in a perfect cross with his right foot, allowing new signing Romelu Lukaku to power home a header.

Moments later Pereira wandered over to the other corner flag but, rather then step forward with his favoured right foot, he wanted to utilise another in-swinger so decided to send it in with his weaker left.

Sure, the second didn’t result in a goal like the first but the youngster’s confidence earned him a lot of new fans.

Having spent last season on loan with Granada, Pereira is hopeful of staying at Old Trafford for the next campaign and compete for a place in United’s midfield.

Mourinho had been thinking about sending the Brazil U23 international back out on loan but, considering his showings during United’s preseason preparations, Pereira may not be going anywhere this summer.