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Andreas Pereira’s pre-season nickname reemerges as footage shows Bruno Fernandes reacting to screamer vs Brentford

Andreas Pereira’s pre-season nickname reemerges as footage shows Bruno Fernandes reacting to screamer vs Brentford

 

The long-time nickname bestowed upon Andreas Pereira by Manchester United’s fans has come back to the fore across social media over the last 24 hours, on the back of the club’s meeting with Brentford.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were back in action on Wednesday night.

As the Premier League season inches ever closer to getting underway, the Red Devils kicked their preparations up another notch, in a friendly clash versus top-flight newcomers Brentford.

United headed into the action at Old Trafford aiming to bounce back, following a disappointing 4-2 defeat at the hands of QPR last time out.

When all was said and done at the Theatre of Dreams, though, the hosts were unable to clinch their 2nd pre-season victory, en route to an eventual 2-2 stalemate.

Youngster Anthony Elanga bagged the game’s opener – his 2nd in two games – with Shandon Baptiste and Bryan Mbeumo having been on target for Brentford.

Without doubt the game’s most noteworthy moment, though, came in the form of United’s 2nd, early in the 2nd half.

After Jesse Lingard’s initial effort was kept out, the ball ultimately made its way to the edge of the area, where the returning Andreas Pereira – fresh off a loan stint in Serie A with Lazio – was on hand to lash a remarkable volleyed effort off the underside of the crossbar and in:

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Pereira’s strike, and overall performance, meanwhile, did not go at all unrecognised on the part of the Manchester United faithful.

Taking to social media on the back of Wednesday’s action coming to a close, fans of the Red Devils dug up a nickname long attributed to their Brazilian midfield talent, owing to his stellar annual pre-season efforts:

And the Reds faithful were not the only ones evidently impressed by Pereira’s stunning strike versus Brentford, with Bruno Fernandes and Alex Telles having also made their appreciation clear from the stands at Old Trafford:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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