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Pereira Defends Pogba Inclusion in PFA Team of the Year

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has defended the inclusion of teammate Paul Pogba in the PFA Team of the Year.

The team was drawn of six Manchester City players and four Liverpool players- Pogba was the only player to feature from outside of the top two.

Pogba’s inclusion sparked a lot of debate, but Pereira thinks the Frenchman was a worthy candidate.

“Paul is a world-class player, everyone knows it,” Pereira added. “You can see it every day, he has experience and I’m very happy for him and very happy that he’s with us at United.”

Pereira also thanked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the faith shown in him since being appointed as manager.

“I’ve learnt so much. Overall, for me, it’s been a special season,” Pereira said. “I got my first start, scored my first (Premier League) goal and played in my first derby, although the result was disappointing.

“I feel like I have got better on a lot of things and the manager and the staff have helped with me with everything.

“I’m so grateful to him (Solskjaer) that he puts his trust in me, and I just want to show on the pitch that he can trust me in every game. I want to play and do well for the team.”


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