Ten Hag to ‘assess’ Facundo Pellistri before making decision on future

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Man United manager Erik ten Hag will take a closer look at Facundo Pellistri this summer, before deciding on his plans for the winger.

With no signings yet to be made and the start of pre-season less than a week away, we Manchester United fans are starting to feel somewhat concerned.

I get it. Buying players when you’re a club of United’s stature isn’t easy, though I’m going to assume even Erik ten Hag expected a player or two to be added by this point.

Perhaps the club are looking to identify exactly what they have first, before dipping their toes into what is an expensive buyers market. It’s believed that James Garner is one of the players who United’s new Dutch manager would like a closer look at.

Another name has been added to that list, per the Manchester Evening News; Facundo Pellistri. The Uruguayan is still somewhat of an unknown quantity, though he enjoyed a pretty decent loan spell with Deportivo Alaves not too long ago.


Now, it’s being written that Ten Hag ‘will assess’ the 20-year-old winger in pre-season before deciding where Pelistri’s future lies.

As things stand, Pellistri has offers to go out on loan again next season, though United’s new boss would like a closer look at the player first.

With a contract until 2026, it’s a really good situation for United. The ball is firmly in their court so they’re under no real pressure to throw Pellistri into the action too soon.

Personally, there looks to be a player in there. Sure, Pellistri is a little rough round the edges because he’s still young. However, I reckon it’s probably a season too early for him – particularly if someone like Antony is signed this summer.

Another loan move will do Pellistri the world of good and he’ll come back to Old Trafford an even better player next summer.

Do you think Facundo Pellistri is good enough for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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