Solskjaer made same promise to Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri in risky move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apparently made a risky move in promising both new signings Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri regular first team football at Manchester United.

Both players were signed by the Red Devils on deadline day, with United splashing out £37million on Diallo and £9m on Pellistri.

The pair are both 18 years old and are expected to be used sparingly for the time being, as part of the club's rotation system.

But according to reports, this may not have been what the pair were told before they signed on the dotted line at Old Trafford.

As reported on the Here We Go podcast, Diallo is said to have spoken to Solksjaer on FaceTime before signing for the Red Devils.

On the call, the United boss praised the young winger and allegedly told him he believes him to be one of the best players in the world in his age category.

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Finally, the Norwegian reportedly told Diallo that he has no intention of sending him out on loan and that he would be an important part of his United team for years to come.

Manchester United also spoke to Penarol chiefs before they signed Pellistri.

Penarol vice-president Rodolfo Cantino admits he even asked if the Uruguayan club would be able to loan back Pellistri for the season.

But United were firm with their response, telling Penarol that the winger will be going "straight into the first team" at Old Trafford.

"Of course we asked for it [a loan deal]," Cantino told Uruguayan outlet Referi. "We tried in every way but they argued that they wanted the player now. It's normal, when an European club buy a player, they travel immediately."

Penarol secretary Evaristo Gonzalez added: "Pellistri goes straight to the first team. Going to play. In the negotiation they asked me if I could guarantee them if he was in the bubble because they need him. Then it will be a matter of the manager if he uses him."

Manchester United currently boast no fewer than six first team players utilised in wide-attacking positions by Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

Following the acquisitions of Diallo and Pellistri, this number is now eight.

Diallo and Pellistri will understand the situation they are in and will be expecting to rotate along with the rest of the squad. But Solskjaer may have put himself under a little bit of pressure by promising the duo first team football from day one.

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