Thu 12 January 2023 | 12:55

United youngster Pellistri was unsure if he could ever play for Man Utd

The Red Devils' Uruguayan winger Pellistri doubted that he could ever make his debut for Man United.

With his debut for Manchester United being on a two-and-a-half-year wait,

Facundo Pellistri

doubted that he would ever play for the Red Devils.

Pellistri joined United from Uruguayan Penarol back when he was 18 in 2020. He initially showed promise and was close to making his debut but a COVID-19 ruled him out for some time. He then went on loan at Alaves for 6 months before spending the next season there as well.

However, Pellistri finally got his wish and made his debut for


against Charlton. He then spoke to the press about his feelings, saying:

“I have been waiting for this moment for a long time, and it came. Of course, I'm really happy because of the moment and the way it was, and that is incredible.

“I had the luck to be at Old Trafford in other squads, but unluckily I didn't enter the pitch to play. I looked at the crowd and all the time I thought 'when will my moment arrive to play?' It was the day and I enjoyed it a lot.”

“I am very happy, and I want to help my team-mates to achieve all the trophies that we have in mind and to win every game we have because this is an incredible club and very big. All players want to play and of course I want more. I will fight and train hard to continue this way.“

Eric ten Hag was also impressed about Pellistri’s debut and performance which led him to hint at a possible future for Pellistri at United.



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