Pereira’s in­stant recog­ni­tion after pass to Mar­tial

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

AN­DREAS Pereira says he knew An­thony Mar­tial would score the open­ing goal at Burn­ley as soon as he re­leased his pass to the in-form striker. Mar­tial moved into dou­ble fig­ures for the sea­son in United’s 2-0 win at Turf Moor, with Mar­cus Rash­ford scor­ing the sec­ond in the 94th minute.

“I just re­mem­ber press­ing the left­back, and I got the ball,” said Pereira. “When I got it, I just seen An­thony straight away and when I seen the pass

I knew it was a goal when he touched the ball.

“An­thony is in great form and Mar­cus as well. If I turn my body and play the ball into them, I know it’s a good chance or a goal so I’m re­ally happy for them.” Pereira also had praise for his de­fen­sive team-mates for al­low­ing the at­tack­ers to im­press against dif­fi­cult op­po­nents.

He ex­plained: “We knew it was go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult game, a dif­fi­cult sta­dium here, and it’s im­por­tant after vic­tory against New­cas­tle we wanted to keep go­ing and it was a good test and we did well. We know they play very di­rect and in the air. It’s very tough to play here, but we showed great men­tal­ity and when we had the ball we put it down and we played well.

“It was im­por­tant, the back line and mid­field did re­ally well. They were re­ally calm and con­trolled the game for us which made it eas­ier up-front.”

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