ANDREAS PEREIRA is Manchester United’s top scorer this season.

The problem is he is currently on loan at Flamengo in Brazil.

Andreas Pereira has scored more league goals than any other Manchester United player this term

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Andreas Pereira has scored more league goals than any other Manchester United player this termCredit: Getty
Cristiano Ronaldo is United's joint-top scorer in the Premier League on four

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Cristiano Ronaldo is United’s joint-top scorer in the Premier League on fourCredit: Alan Cozzi

The Brazilian attacking midfielder could not have wished for a better time in his homeland.

He has racked up five Serie A goals in just 16 league appearances, including his first just three minutes into his debut after a horror backpass and a superb free-kick.

And Pereira, 25, grabbed his latest this weekend with a fine acrobatic finish after arriving into the box with perfect timing.

His tally of five league goals dwarfs his effort of two Premier League goals in 45 Manchester United appearances.

And it is better than anyone at his parent club has managed in 2021-22.

Cristiano Ronaldo is their joint No1 talisman in front of goal in the league with four goals.

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Two of those came on his debut against Newcastle and he has just one league goal since adding a third against West Ham the following week.

Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood are also up to four for this league campaign.

Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are on two apiece while Edinson Cavani, Fred, Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek are all on one each.

Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho – who cost a combined £247million – have not scored yet.

Ronaldo, however, is on nine in all competitions thanks to his heroics in the Champions League.

Bizarrely, none of the other five United senior players out on loan this term have scored yet.

Facundo Pellestri (Alaves), Brandon Williams (Norwich), James Garner (Nottingham Forest), Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa) and Tahith Chong (Birmingham) are all looking for their first goals of the campaign.

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Pereira scored with an acrobatic finish this weekend for his fifth of the campaign

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Pereira scored with an acrobatic finish this weekend for his fifth of the campaignCredit: Reuters
Marcus Rashford has two while Jadon Sancho is yet to open his Red Devils account

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Marcus Rashford has two while Jadon Sancho is yet to open his Red Devils accountCredit: Getty
Andreas Pereira scores stunning free kick for Flamengo against Juventude
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