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"He is progressing nicely" - Wood pleased with Pellistri's development

Tue 08 December 2020 | 18:39

Manchester United summer signing, Facundo Pellistri is still making his way to first-team debut, head coach Neil Wood, saying "he is progressing nicely".

After following

Pellistri'

s rise to prominence at Uruguayan club Penarol closely for a number of years, United made their move for the winger on deadline day.

The 18-year-old made a £9 million ($12m) move to Old Trafford on October 5 but considered as a senior signing, he has worked his first three months in Manchester with the U23s.

Wood

claims the Uruguayan is still fitting into his new surroundings at the moment, but he is confident that the striker is able to be successful.

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He's still settling in,

" the United coach told Manchester Evening News.

"

He's been training with us this week and it has probably helped him being out on the pitch because he's got a better relationship with the players on the pitch and he understands their game more because he's training more with them.

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That can only help him. I thought he showed an improvement again [against Southampton] with his performance and he probably could have had another goal after he hit the crossbar. He said it bobbled up, next time he scores it.

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He is progressing nicely but I don't want to put too much pressure on him. He is working hard, trying to take in as much information as he can.

"

United's reserve goalkeeper, Paul Woolston also praised Pellistri when asked why he missed joining in the celebrations of the Uruguayan's first goal for the team.

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I was contemplating it, but thought it was a bit far too run!

" said the 22-year-old. 

"

He's deserved it. He has worked really hard. You can see when he gets the ball he is really positive which is brilliant to see.

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It is totally different for him than what he was used to, but he is doing really well. The goal today, he deserved it.

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You can see from his first game he has settled in a lot more. You can tell around us he feels good and it just shows in training when he comes down in games like that. He is working really hard and doing really well.

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source: SportMob