Facundo Pellistri 'so excited' on first day of Man United training

‘I’m a fast player who likes to be in touch with the ball and provide assists’: Manchester United new boy Facundo Pellistri tells fans what to expect after £10m move as he gets down to business at Carrington

  • Facundo Pellistri signed a five-year contract at Manchester United
  • The 18-year-old Uruguayan has been pictured on his first day at Carrington 
  • Pellistri revealed his ‘excitement’ at joining ‘one of the best clubs in history’ 
  • He can’t wait to play alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial

Manchester United new boy Facundo Pellistri looked a picture of pride and excitement after reporting for his first day of training at Carrington.  

United have forked out £10million to bring the 18-year-old from Uruguayan side Penarol and the teenage wonderkid was clearly buzzing as he took his first look around the club’s famous training headquarters.

He has signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils, with an option to extend for a further year, with the winger describing himself ‘as a fast player who likes to be in touch with the ball and provide assists for my team-mates’.

Manchester United new boy Facundo Pellistri has been pictured on his first day at Carrington

Pellistri has signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils, with an option for a further year

Pellistri only made his professional debut for Penarol in August last year but is eager to establish himself as an important player in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

‘I’m very excited to sign because Manchester United is one of the best clubs in history,’ he told the United website. 

‘I’m really excited to link up and to learn from attacking players like (Mason) Greenwood, (Anthony) Martial and (Marcus) Rashford.’

He later tweeted: ‘I had my first session with the reds at an awesome training center. Really excited to begin and work hard.’ 

Pellistri is an exciting talent who was recommended by former United forward Diego Forlan, who coached him before he left his Penarol post last month.

‘Pellistri has huge potential,’ Forlan said back in April. 

Pellistri was recommended to Manchester United by their former star Diego Forlan

‘He is growing and he makes the difference. We know it will be difficult to keep him for a long time.’ 

United revealed Facundo has been given the No 28 shirt and will be included in the club’s 25-man A list for the Champions League group stage matches. 

And he could even be vying to make his United debut in Saturday’s Premier League match against Newcastle United. 




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