Facundo Pellistri set to spend two months out injured

Man United winger Facundo Pellistri is set for a two-month spell on the sidelines.

During pre-season tour, Erik ten Hag did not shy away from giving minutes to the players of the future. Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage stole the headlines, though I was quietly impressed by Facundo Pellistri.

The young winger scored one goal, while looking threatening off the wing. Pellistri also fits into Ten Hag’s hard-working pressing tactic perfectly.

Despite the fact that United are incredibly thin numbers-wise out wide, Pellistri was expected to head out on loan during this window. However, an ankle injury he suffered against Atletico Madrid ended those hopes.

Now, Jonathan Shrager has given us some more information regarding Pellistri’s injury – and it’s pretty bad news I’m afraid.

United have been dealt the cruel injury blow, leaving the talented attacker out injured for around two months with an ankle problem. What makes this extra sad is that Pellistri was all set to be loaned to a club in either Portugal, Italy or Denmark.

Pellistri will now remain at United until January at the earliest, though we won’t see him in action before October.

Although this is pretty sad news on the face of it, Pellistri may come out in a better place than he thinks. Don’t forget that United are super thin in the wide areas right now, so if he returns, there’s every chance he’s given the opportunity to play games.

Obviously, January is a long time away in football terms, so the sooner he’s back, the better. It doesn’t help that the World Cup is now being played in November, but the condensed fixture list will absolutely play into his hands.

Get well soon, Facundo!

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