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Man utd Andreas Pereira craves to win trophies with Brazil club Santos before he retires.

  • Brazil Andreas Pereira, whose contract at Old Trafford runs up until June 2023, is keen to continue his career in Europe for now.

  • United midfield ace Pereira wants to play for Brazil side Santos even if it is much later in his career.

Andreas Pereira contract at Old Trafford runs up until June 2023
Andreas Pereira contract at Old Trafford runs up until June 2023

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed his desire to play for Santos. It's not the first time Pereira has spoken of his wish to play for the Brazilian club, whose president recently admitted he contacted the 24-year-old. Pereira, who has been plying his trade with the Red Devils since 2011, represented the 20-time champions 37 times in all competitions before the 2019-20 campaign was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. All in all, the midfielder says he craves to win trophies with Santos before he retires from football. While speaking to Globo Esporte, the Brazil international said: "My whole family is from Santos. Since I was little, I grew up watching this. I was becoming a player and I always dreamed of playing for Santos, but I went to Manchester. "I got older, then everyone said, 'Why won't you play for our Santos?' I want to go, but I can't now. I want to play football in Europe, and then I'll go.

More: Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba keen to return to action. "I want to go to Santos to win. I'm not going there to finish and to 'steal' money. I'm going to play well, so people say: 'Remember Andreas at Santos?'"

Pereira also revealed Belgium boss Roberto Martinez would be pleased if he decided to pay for De Rode Duivels, but the player, who was born in Belgium and played for them at youth level, says he has always dreamt of playing for Brazil. "The Belgium coach spoke to me after I was called up. He asked what the situation was, if there was any chance I could play for Belgium," he said. "I said that I'm Brazilian at heart, my family is Brazilian. I was born in Belgium but I never intended to play for Belgium. I never thought about that. "He said that, if I don't feel happy one day, if they treat me in a way I don't like, they will always have open arms."

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