06 October 2020 02:37
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed new Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri (Pictures: Getty) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says new Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri has the 'perfect platform' to develop at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have signed Pellistri, 18, from Club Atletico Penarol on a five-year deal, with an option to extend for another year. Pellistri made 37 appearances for the Uruguayan club and Solskjaer is excited to start working with his new signing. Reacting to United's deal for Pellistri, Solskjaer said: ' Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe that he will be a real talent for the long term. Pellistri has signed a four-year contract at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty) Pellistri, meanwhile, said: 'To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true.
MORE: Harry Redknapp says Liverpool should have signed Man Utd player on deadline day Manchester United have completed the double swoop of young talents Facundo Pellistri and Willy Kambwala. Pellistri, who will go straight into the first-team, joins in a £10million deal from Uruguayan side Penarol and signs a five-year contract with the option of a further year. The 18-year-old winger is an exciting talent who was coached by Diego Forlan at Penarol. Manchester United have completed a deal for exciting teenage winger Facundo Pellistri Pellistri has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford and is expected to go straight into the team Pelllistri told the Manchester United official website: 'To have the confidence of the manager is an amazing feeling and I know that working with him will be perfect for my development. 'To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true.
Facundo Pellistri said: "To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true. To have the confidence of the manager is an amazing feeling and I know that working with him will be perfect for my development. Everyone knows that Manchester United is a club that gives young players an opportunity and I am ready to work hard every day to earn those chances and prove myself in England." Get updates and analysis on all United's new signings delivered straight to your inbox every day, free Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Manchester United's need for a right winger has been clear for some time and while they have missed out on top target Jadon Sancho this summer, it appears they have landed a top prospect in that position. Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri has joined United after a deal was agreed with his Uruguayan club Penarol. Previously linked with a move to Manchester City, Pellistri is highly regarded in South American footballing circles, tipped to follow in the footsteps of countrymen Edinson Cavani, who is also arriving at Old Trafford, and Luis Suarez in proving himself at the top of the sport.
Pellistri is a winger who is most comfortable on the right side of the pitch and so he will give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer something he doesn't currently have if involved in the senior set-up. These sort of numbers, even for a young player, won't be tolerated at a club like Manchester United. This summer, United targeted a new right winger to ease some of the burden on Mason Greenwood in that position. Sign up to our free MUFC email newsletter Get the latest breaking Manchester United transfer news and analysis every day direct to your inbox with our free MUFC newsletter Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds. Manchester United already have one raw, unpolished winger who struggles with his final ball in Daniel James. For all that Pellistri is an exciting young prospect, he isn't that player. Nonetheless, former Manchester United forward Diego Forlan is convinced of Pellistri's ability. That Manchester United identified him as a target indicates their scouting network has expanded over the last few years, with Real Madrid also credited with an interest in the Uruguayan teenager through the same scout (Juni Calafat) that unearthed Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior. The Reds have put a lot of effort into identifying and signing talented young players from around the game – see Marc Jurado, Alvaro Fernandez and Joe Hugill, to name a few – under the radar and Pellistri's arrival ties in with this.