Summer signing Facundo Pellistri continues to improve at Manchester United, as he scored for the third game in a row.
After arriving from Penarol, Manchester United immediately outlined their intentions to take it slow with Facundo Pellistri.
Afer all, we’re talking about a young man who is adjusting to life in an entirely different country. He’s also playing at a far higher level as he also looks to adapt into a fresh system.
That said, Manchester United obviously rate him supremely highly. Pellistri has already featured in a few first-team match day squads in between his commitment for the U23s side.
All the signs are pointing towards a young man who will be able to contribute at first-team level eventually, though he’s already knocking hard on that door. I guess the fact United have a real lack of depth out wide definitely plays to his advantage.
Earlier today in a Manchester derby that would end 2-2, Pellistri would be on target again. After some lovely build-up play involving the Uruguayan, he’d find himself on the end of a ball played into the box, in which he’d tuck home coolly.
Check out Facundo Pellistri’s goal against City here:
We wrote similar last week, but Pellistri plays with a real calmness which is pretty uncommon in younger players. You get the impression that he sees the full picture at all times and not everyone possesses that elite footballing-brain.
You can see exactly what Solskjaer is trying to do, too. He’s a manager with a long-term plan in mind rather than looking for the quick-fix. You look at the additions of Hannibal Mejbri, Amad Traore and Facundo Pellistri. They’re all world-class talents who United have high hopes for. Solskjaer deserves massive praise for building that groundwork.
Pellistri should now be allowed to continue to improve and play at his own pace. The last thing he needs is massive pressure on his shoulders. Though I do suspect if he’s given the opportunity, he’d grasp it with both hands.
Who knows, I genuinely think we’re looking at a man who could well make his first-team debut at some point this season. Perhaps as a substitute in a cup competition or something like that. For now, though, let’s just enjoy watching him play at U23s level. Pellistri has been a real joy to watch and long may that continue.
Well played, Facundo!
Do you think if Facundo Pellistri continues to improve, we’ll see him involved in the first-team this season?