Facundo Pellistri (Getty Pictures)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes new teenage
winger Facundo Pellistri can have an effect sooner slightly than later after his
transfer to Manchester United.
The 18-year-old arrived from Uruguayan
outfit Penarol in a £9 million deal. That made him one in every of 4 deadline day signings
alongside Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and Amad Diallo.
United boss Solskjaer has described
Pellistri as “an actual expertise for the long run”. However that doesn’t imply he sees
him as one for the long run with solely restricted possibilities now.
With United failing to land Jadon Sancho
from Borussia Dortmund, there may very well be early alternatives for Pellistri. He’s
a proper winger and that’s the slot Sancho would have stuffed.
After exhibiting immense promise throughout 37
appearances for Penarol, Solskjaer could give the Uruguayan recreation time forward of
Pellistri, in the meantime, is thrilled to be at
He stated: “To hitch a membership with the historical past
of Manchester United is a dream come true. I’ve learnt so much at Penarol, and
I want to thank them for every little thing they’ve achieved for me.
“To have the boldness of the supervisor is
a tremendous feeling and I do know that working with him shall be excellent for my
improvement. I’m coming right into a squad filled with nice gamers who I’ll study
from each day.
“Everybody is aware of that Manchester United is a
membership that offers younger gamers a possibility and I’m able to work exhausting each
day to earn these possibilities and show myself in England.”
United had tracked Pellistri for a while.
And Solskjaer additionally obtained updates from former Previous Trafford striker Diego
Forlan, Pellistri’s ex-manager at Penarol.
Cavani to take fellow Uruguayan beneath his
Pellistri’s passage to the United first
staff may very well be aided by the arrival of his Uruguayan compatriot Cavani.
Cavani has moved to Previous Trafford on a
And the vastly skilled 33-year-old will
have the ability to assist Pellistri settle in to life in a brand new nation.
Cavani performed for 3 seasons in Italy,
scoring 78 objectives in 104 league appearances for Napoli. And he continued his
goalscoring exploits throughout seven seasons with PSG.
The striker was fast to congratulate his
countryman on his dream transfer.
“Congratulations Facu,” Cavani stated on
“Secure travels and we’ll be ready right here to
Pellistri replied: “Thanks very a lot
“You’re a crack [great player]. Let’s go!”
– TEAMtalk media