Andreas Pereira reveals the biggest change at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskaer
That saw the 23-year-old spend time out on loan in Spain, with Granada and Valencia, before finally breaking down the door at Old Trafford under Solskjaer last season. United opted against replacing Ander Herrera in the summer, with Pereira and Scott McTominay asked to step up.
“For me, it has been massive,” he said.
“It’s very important to me that he speaks highly about me and I just want to do my best on the pitch to show the faith back to him. It’s very important for the young players to be given this confidence and, then if you have the chance, you have to take it with both hands.
“We have a very positive way of playing now,” he added.
“It’s a style I like a lot. We’re moving in the right direction and everyone has the same mindset so I think we can achieve great goals this season.”
On how he’s adapted to English football and settling in at United, Pereira said: “It’s difficult being a midfielder in today’s modern game.
“For a midfielder now you have to be strong, fast and see the play very quickly. You have to be very versatile.
“I feel like I have a good mixture now between European discipline and the flair of Brazilian players.
“It was difficult when I first moved to Manchester.
“I’ve spent more time at this club than anywhere else now. I love this club. I love this city. Whenever I’m in Manchester, it feels like home.”