Watch: Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira scores on his Flamengo debut
Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira needed just three minutes to make a major impact on his Flamengo debut.
Pereira has struggled for regular first-team minutes following Bruno Fernandes’ arrival at United and spent last season on loan at Lazio.
Despite scoring a sensational goal against Brentford in pre-season, he was deemed surplus to requirements and returned to his native Brazil.
The 25-year-old started on the bench for Flamengo’s trip to Santos and a second-half hat-trick from Gabriel Barbosa gave the away side a 3-0 lead.
Pereira, who was introduced as an 81st-minute substitute, struck three minutes later by pouncing on a poor backpass before slotting the ball past the goalkeeper.
He is a childhood fan of Santos but has put those allegiances to one side during his loan spell at Flamengo.
“It’s a thing of the past,” Pereira said after the game. “I think these things; we have to let go now. I’m here to defend Flamengo, the biggest club in Brazil and America.”
Primeiro gol do Andreas Pereira com o manto!pic.twitter.com/MQ2rLbIHN8
— Sou Da Nação ᶜʳᶠ (@SouDaNacao) August 28, 2021