An insight into Manchester United’s immediate plans for youngster Facundo Pellistri has been forthcoming on Sunday evening.
Red Devils spell
Uruguayan starlet Pellistri was of course part of a last-gasp deadline day influx at Old Trafford last October.
After catching the eye courtesy of a series of scintillating performances in his home country with Penarol, the 19-year-old joined all of Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles and fellow youngster Amad Diallo in taking his talents to the red half of Manchester.
Whilst the rest of the quartet were subsequently handed the chance to impress over the course of the recently-completed campaign, though, Pellistri was considered too raw to yet make his senior United bow.
In turn, it came as little surprise when the wide-man was farmed out on loan during the winter window, linking up with La Liga outfit Alaves.
And, all told, Pellistri’s stint in Spain proved a successful one, with the teenage talent having showcased his unquestionable abilities en route to a none-too-shabby 12 league appearances.
2nd Reds exit
Following the expiration of his deal with Alaves, though, Pellistri has of course since returned to Manchester, and was handed the chance to impress by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier today.
A pre-season friendly meeting with Derby County saw the South American introduced off the bench for the 2nd-half.
And Pellistri went on to take full advantage of the opportunity afforded to him, finding the net just inside the hour mark courtesy of a cool finish:
19-year-old Facundo Pellistri and 17-year-old Shola Shoretire combine for Man Utd in preseason 🔥 pic.twitter.com/f9bHmlIjKv
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 18, 2021
Such impressive exploits, however, look altogether unlikely to prove enough to earn the explosive attacker a spot in the plans of his parent club for the season ahead.
Instead, as per the reliable Charlotte Duncker of Goal, Pellistri is in line for a 2nd-straight loan spell away from Manchester, amid ‘loads of interest’ in his services.
Thought Pellistri looked bright in the second half. Solskjaer was pleased with him: “I think he showed what he is because he’s a difficult player to play against. One against one he can go past people so very pleased with him.”https://t.co/xnTYplIPG1
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) July 18, 2021