Man Utd midfielder Pereira plots Lazio return

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has declared he’d like to return to Lazio.

The Brazil international spent last season on-loan at Lazio and is currently doing preseason with United.

He told Sky Italia: “I’d like to go back to the Biancoceleste [Lazio] if I was given more time. Rome could be my definitive home, I had a great time. I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A.

“Lazio have priority in my heart, but your country has won me over, why not come back one day if the opportunity arises? The fans are the main reason for my passion for Lazio. Even without having them [Lazio fans] at the stadium, I was able to feel their affection in the streets and especially on social networks.

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“At Lazio I have always given my best in the time I have been granted. I think my performance could be better if I had more minutes and more freedom to play. When you come in at the end of the game, the task you have to do tactically is not the best.”

On new Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri, Pereira added: “He is a great coach, I have friends who have played in his teams and have always praised his way of working. It will be a change for the better for Lazio’s game.

“I love the style of play and the team spirit that exists in Serie A. Lazio has priority in my heart , but your country has won me over, so why not come back one day if the opportunity arises?”

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