Man United have given themselves a headache in regards to young winger, Facundo Pellistri.
The Red Devils made the move to sign the young Uruguayan last summer, acquiring the services of Pellistri from Penarol.
After featuring on a few first-team benches, the decision was made for Pellistri to head out on loan to Alaves. He’d enjoy his time over in Spain and it felt like the winger would head back there this year, too.
Well, that’s not a forgone conclusion anymore, or so AS claim. It’s written that United were left impressed with the 19-year-old on his first senior start against Derby County at the weekend.
Pellistri would score in that game, capping off a lovely overall performance. That has left United in a predicament, as they’re now forced to ‘revalue’ the player, before making a transfer decision. To us, that hints Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering keeping him in and around the first-team.
With competition fierce, I’m not so sure it’d be worth it at this point. Obviously, United have just signed Jadon Sancho for that right-hand side, while Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata, Daniel James and Amad will all have something to say about it, too.
I’m pleased to hear that Pellistri is developing nicely as a footballer, though getting those regular minutes out on loan may still be the best thing for him at this point.
Pellistri knows Alaves well from his short spell there last season, while it’s a club that seem willing to give the winger the minutes his ability deserves. Why not take advantage of that now and reassess the situation in twelve months’ time?
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