Pereira played all his best football on loan as a wide attacking player, on the right. Basically the same position he played - badly - today.I’m tempted to take the warning for being insulting here, but I’ll refrain.
You have put forward a number of poorly made points, trying to sound clever, while making hollow arguments and analogies.
Looking at our forward options, they are thin. And Andreas Pereira isn’t amongst them. When Martial has been fit, he has started IN ATTACK. He has been in that attack ALONGSIDE Rashford and James. Therefore, if all 3 are first choice attackers when fit, Rashford and James cannot be the substitute attackers, when they are already in the attack anyway! Therefore we have to bring one in. Today Ole chose Pereira, who is a midfielder. I couldn’t care less if Greenwood is 17, not my fault he’s the next attacker there. Perhaps we should have a 25 year old forward instead, but we don’t. If the next one is 17, you play the next one, or you bottle it and play a midfielder. You may not want to play the 17 year old, but if that’s the case, you should have gotten an older forward. And be confident enough to list Andreas Pereira as your next forward option when asked in press conferences.
Sticking Greenwood on the wing would involve asking a 17 year old to play much more out of position than anything expected of Pereira.